That Cozy Fire Could Be Hazardous to Your Health

When the weather outside turns frightful, there’s nothing cozier than a warm, crackling blaze in the hearth. But a wood-burning fire in your fireplace can cause health problems, especially if you or a family member has a history of lung disease. Numerous scientific studies report potentially serious adverse health effects when you breathe in smoke from … Read More

Don’t Smoke? You Could Still Get Lung Cancer

If you think you’re safe from lung cancer because you’ve never smoked, think again. Being a non-smoker doesn’t mean you cannot get lung cancer. While cigarette smoking is the No. 1 cause of lung cancer, you also can get it from breathing secondhand smoke, being exposed to asbestos or radon, or having a family history of lung cancer. Many … Read More

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Tiny Coils Help COPD Patients to Breathe Easier

Doctors and researchers are testing a new procedure that doesn’t involve surgery to help patients with a devastating lung disease called chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). COPD, which encompasses a group of conditions, is permanent lung damage that gets worse over time. The two most prevalent forms of COPD are chronic bronchitis and emphysema. People with … Read More

New Standard Lung Screening Could Save Your Life

Lung cancer kills more people in the United States than breast, prostate, colorectal and pancreatic cancers combined. However, there’s a new recommendation that can reduce deaths among high-risk patients by as much as 20 percent: annual low-dose computed tomography (CT) scans. “These low-dose CT scans have become the standard of care quite recently,” says Peter Mazzone, … Read More

Life And Breath: A Primer On Lung Cancer (Video)

November is Lung Cancer Awareness month. Be sure to check out our series of Lung Cancer videos. Our videos will help you learn how lung cancer is formed, the four different stages of lung cancer, new advances in minimally invasive surgical techniques used to treat lung cancer, and what to expect after a lobectomy surgery. … Read More

What to Do When Winter Takes Your Breath Away (Video)

You know it’s cold when one step outside takes your breath away—literally. But for those with asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or other lung disease, the bitter cold can mean more trouble than a quick gasp for air. Cleveland Clinic pulmonologist Kathrin Nicolacakis, MD, who practices at Cleveland Clinic’s Chagrin Falls Family Health Center … Read More

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Battling a Rare, Genetic Lung Cancer (Video)

We often associate lung cancer with tobacco, but 25-year-old Matthew Hiznay is a lung cancer patient who never smoked a cigarette. He is battling a rare form of genetic lung cancer for the second time in less than two years. When Hiznay was about to begin his second year of medical school at the University … Read More

Defeating Lung Cancer With Early Detection

Lung cancer kills more people in the United States than breast, prostate, colorectal, and pancreatic cancers combined. Unfortunately, most people who develop lung cancer do not develop symptoms until it has become more advanced. The result is late diagnosis, where treatment can be effective, but rarely curative. However, there is good news: if found early in … Read More