Category Archives: lung conditions

Vaccine suggested earlier. Hmmm. . . another shot?

An FDA advisory panel is supporting an earlier administration of the pneumonia vaccine. Prevnar 13 is to prevent pneumococcal disease–which is a bacteria causing pneumonia and other invasive disease. The advisory panel is poised to suggest the Prevnar 13 be … Continue reading

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Which smoking cessation interventions work best?

There are many options. Here are your effective options to stop smoking: Nicotine Replacement therapy (like gum and patches): All forms of nicotine replacement therapy increased abstinence rates after 6 months. No one type of nicotine replacement can be suggested … Continue reading

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Press Announcements > FDA and Public Health Experts Warn About Electronic Cigarettes

I have been told a few times this week by “former smokers” that they have stopped smoking, but are using “e cigarettes” instead.    I am overcome with genuine concern.  This FDA warning discusses the risks well.   There are great options … Continue reading

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Hooked on hookah?

Here in Wichita hookah bars are popping up (seemingly) everywhere!  Waterpipe tobacco or “hookahs” are becoming a popular way to smoke.  Studies have shown nearly 20% of college students have smoked hookah in the past 30 days. My little foray … Continue reading

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Do you wheeze?

Do you cough without a cold?  Do you get winded easily?  Hmmm. . . asthma comes to mind. Frequently asthmatics are not adequately controlled.  Symptoms are frequently a wheeze, cough or feeling “tight.”  Some have a cough that they just … Continue reading

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