Yoga and Chronic Lung Disease

Yoga and Chronic Lung Disease

Yoga is an exercise that uses your body and mind, combining breathing exercises, meditation, and yoga postures. Research has shown that for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), this low-impact exercise can provide improved quality of life and lung...
World Pneumonia Day

World Pneumonia Day

World Pneumonia Day is commemorated every year on November 12th to raise awareness of pneumonia, an infectious lung disease. According to the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA), “Pneumonia is the single biggest infectious killer of adults and children – claiming the...
November is COPD Awareness Month

November is COPD Awareness Month

By: Marianne Drevna, BS, LRCP If you have been diagnosed with COPD then you’re very familiar with just how much it can affect your everyday life. If you haven’t been diagnosed or don’t know someone who has then you may be wondering what you actually need to be AWARE...

Some FAQs about COPD

Dr. Tiffany DuMont and the Breathe PA team Dr. DuMont is a pulmonologist with Allegheny Health Network and member of the Breathe Pennsylvania Board of Directors. As a pulmonologist, I get a lot of questions from patients. Here are some common questions I hear in the...

Take Steps to Live Better with COPD

November is National COPD Awareness Month, and as the third leading cause of death in the United States – and the fourth worldwide – it’s the public health crisis that nobody is talking about. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a general term that is used...