Is Your LAM Being Misdiagnosed as Asthma?

Often, patients with the rare lung disease LAM are misdiagnosed with asthma or even emphysema. But getting the right diagnosis matters, because definitive LAM treatment is now available.

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5 Tips to Help You Breathe Easier in Hot Weather

Air quality and changing weather can sometimes wreak havoc on your ability to breathe. If you have a chronic lung condition, such as asthma or COPD, you may struggle even more with changing weather conditions. Here are some expert tips to help you breathe easier.

Newly FDA-Approved Drugs Give Hope to People with Pulmonary Fibrosis

Those who suffer from idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) may be breathing a little easier. In October 2014, the Food and Drug Administration approved two new drugs for IPF — the first ever produced that can treat this disease. IPF is a scarring or thickening of the lungs that has no known cause. As the scarring … Read More

New Drug May Transform Treatment of Heart Failure

A new drug is showing significant promise in improving the treatment of heart failure, after a clinical trial showed it lowered the chances of death or hospitalization by about 20 percent compared to the current standard drug treatment. Researchers recently released clinical trial results for the drug, called LCZ696.  The data from the clinical trial … 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

Breathe Easy: New Way to Treat Severe Asthma

Put down that rescue inhaler. People with severe, persistent asthma are breathing easier with a novel treatment called bronchial thermoplasty. Approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2010, the minimally invasive procedure has been gaining media attention as more patients report life-changing results. Cleveland Clinic pulmonologist Sumita Khatri, MD, has seen it herself. As … Read More