Can You Reduce Steroid Treatments for Sarcoidosis?

If you have sarcoidosis, your doctor may prescribe steroids at some point during your treatment. Specific types of steroids can treat the symptoms of this inflammatory condition, which often affects the lungs. But steroids are not for everyone. Used long-term, steroids present a long list of potential side effects. That’s why doctors often look for “steroid-sparing” … Read More

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

Chat With a Doctor: Interstitial Lung Disease

Register for Online Chat Do you have a question about interstitial lung disease? Daniel Culver, MD, Staff Physician, and Joseph Parambil, MD, Associate Staff, both of the Department of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine, will answer your questions about this topic during a live webchat Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, at noon (ET). Interstitial Lung … Read More

Inside Inflammation: Sarcoidosis

In the medical world, inflammation causes a litany of health issues. Ranging from arthritis to bowel disease, from skin disease to cancer. It occurs as a result of a change in our immune system. What is sarcoidosis Sarcoidosis is such an illness that results from inflammation. A rather common condition, sarcoidosis is an immune disease … Read More

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