Posts Tagged ‘Dr Avtar Parhar’

Top 5 Inhaler Mistakes for COPD

Top 5 Inhaler Mistakes for COPD

Inhalers are a fact of life for tens of millions of Americans, including 11 million people with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Despite their importance, studies repeatedly show that as many as two-thirds of people who rely on an inhaler, do not use it correctly. COPD is a life-threatening lung condition in which airflow to…

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What is Herd Immunity?

True or false: In order to prevent the spread of the flu (or any other contagious disease) everyone needs to be vaccinated. False. The reason this is false is that vaccination does not rely on 100% compliance. If it did, it would be completely ineffective in the real world. Instead, vaccination relies on something called…

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Tracheotomy Decannulation

A tracheotomy (also known as a tracheostomy) is a surgical opening in the neck going into the trachea, commonly known as the windpipe. Tracheotomies allow air to get to the lungs in a variety of situations in which the airway is compromised. Among the most common situations requiring a tracheotomy are those in which a…

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Breathe Easier with Pulmonary Rehab

Eleven million Americans suffer from chronic lung conditions that cause difficulty breathing. These conditions include Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), pulmonary fibrosis, interstitial lung disease, and cystic fibrosis. If you suffer from one of these conditions, are undergoing lung surgery, or have breathing problems that interfere with your normal activities, you owe it to yourself…

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