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“Lungs” Posts

The lungs are central to life! Some of us treat them as such. Taking care of your body is a tall tasks and one we all work to take good care of. These articles focus on this key component of our bodies and key component of our mission.



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Understanding COPD

While most of us are relatively familiar with asthma and allergies, not many people are aware of what COPD is, but if someone you know is suffering from a chronic respiratory disease, it’s time to take note. Chronic respiratory diseases, primarily COPD, is the third leading cause of death in the United States. COPD isn’t […]

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Breathe Easier with HEPA Filters

By Ashley Gudgel, Executive Director of BreatheAmerica Albuquerque Most people take care to avoid outdoor air pollutants, but thinking your home is an oasis of clean air is a mistake. We’re not saying this to scare you, but to bring to your attention that indoor air quality is something that requires your attention and efforts […]

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What is Asthma Really?

Adam Wellikoff, MD – BreatheAmerica Shreveport Wheezing, coughing, chest tightness, shortness of breath… These are all symptoms of asthma, but what is asthma, really?  Asthma is a syndrome with a constellation of findings characterized by airway inflammation or swelling and an over-active response to various irritants, called “triggers” that can come and go quickly.  Some people […]

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A Breath of Fresh Air

From the Front Lines Sheila Jaramillo, LPN – BreatheAmerica Albuquerque Working at BreatheAmerica Albuquerque really is like a breath of fresh air. The people I work with are friendly, knowledgeable, and approachable.  Dr. Daffern, Dr. Tolber, and all of our providers are always teaching someone something, whether it’s patients, their families, or even our staff.  There […]

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“Normal for Us” Doesn’t Have to Be

An Apple A Day Raymond M. Pongonis, Jr., MD, Medical Director – BreatheAmerica Columbus  A BreatheAmerica center is designed to manage diseases of the entire airway, which includes the lungs, nose and sinuses.  Some of the more common conditions that we help to manage are asthma, seasonal allergy (hay fever), and sinus infection.  The symptoms […]

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