• Adding Up Cost of Lung Disease

The Cost of Lung Disease

October 20th, 2021|

Lung disease is a major problem in the United States. In fact, the American Lung Association¹ reported that as many as 37 million Americans live with chronic lung disease. This includes asthma, COPD and bronchitis. Unfortunately, for some with lung disease, the expenses associated with treatment are more than they can afford.

  • Calculating the Cost of a Heart Attack

The Cost of a Heart Attack

September 24th, 2021|

Suffering a heart attack can have a profound and lasting impact on your life in many ways. In addition to being a wake-up call to prioritize your health, the expenses associated can quickly become overwhelming. Here are all the ways a heart attack can cost you and your family.

  • Heart Scan

Can a CT Scan Detect Blocked Arteries?

August 25th, 2021|

Blocked arteries are one of the things that can be caught early, which can help to prevent heart attacks, strokes and other complications related to heart disease. But how can you catch this significant risk factor early? Will a CT scan show blocked arteries? Here’s what you need to know.

  • Breaking a Cigarette to Quit Smoking

10 Tips to Help You Quit Smoking

July 6th, 2021|

About 70% of current smokers say they want to quit, 55% actually tried to quit, but only 7% were able to drop the habit. If you fall into the category of people trying to quit but have failed, you’re clearly not alone. However, it’s not impossible! Here are some tips to help you quit smoking for good.

  • Cigarettes

What is a Cigarette Smoking Pack Year?

July 6th, 2021|

Long-time smokers are often asked how much they smoke and for how long they’ve been smoking. It’s essential for medical professionals to know how many cigarettes their patients are smoking to get a better idea of their overall health. A “pack year” is a helpful way to understand this cumulative volume.

  • Lung Inhalation Mask

What is COPD?

July 6th, 2021|

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, also known as COPD, is a type of lung disease that affects the ability to breathe. It is characterized by the airways becoming blocked and inflamed, leaving those who suffer from COPD feeling out of breath, unable to inhale or exhale deeply or needing supplemental oxygen to cope.

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