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Humidity Can Impact Your Lungs - Blog Post

Humidity Can Impact Your Lungs

Tags: | Published: 2020/07/15

If you live in a humid climate like New York, the hot and humid climate may make you feel like you can’t catch your breath. But does humidity really impact your breathing, or does it just feel that way? When it is very hot and humid outside, your lungs must work harder to draw in […]

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Do I Need Nitrous Oxide Monitoring? - Blog Post

Do I Need Nitrous Oxide Monitoring?

Tags: | Published: 2020/06/15

While not every person with asthma needs nitrous oxide monitoring, the test results can quickly provide an indication of inflammation in the lungs and allow for a more precise treatment to minimize asthma symptoms. This non-invasive breathing test, also called a FeNO test, can be performed in office and results are available immediately. WHAT IS […]

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Excessive Daytime Sleepiness (EDS) and Sleep Apnea - Blog Post

Excessive Daytime Sleepiness (EDS) and Sleep Apnea

Tags: | Published: 2020/05/15

It’s possible that no one ever labeled what you experience on a daily basis, but excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) is not something that should be ignored. EDS can complicate your job, especially if you fall asleep during the day, struggle to concentrate, or cannot be as productive as you should. It can also impact your […]

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Lung Function and COVID-19: What You Need to Know - Blog Post

Lung Function and COVID-19: What You Need to Know

Tags: | Published: 2020/04/15

As COVID-19 sweeps across the globe, the people most impacted by the virus are those who have compromised lungs. People with asthma or COPD, people who smoke or vape, people with lung cancer or lung disease, and people who are prone to pneumonia or have other breathing disorders may be inordinately impacted by this virus. […]

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What Does an Abnormal Chest X-Ray Mean? - Blog Post

What Does an Abnormal Chest X-Ray Mean?

Tags: | Published: 2020/03/15

There are a variety of conditions that can result in an abnormal chest x-ray. If your physician has told you that you had abnormal results, their next step may be to recommend that you make an appointment with a pulmonary lung specialist like Dr. Marc Bowen. Dr. Bowen will perform any additional necessary testing and […]

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How to Prepare for a Pleurocentesis - Blog Post

How to Prepare for a Pleurocentesis

Tags: | Published: 2020/02/14

A pleurocentesis, also known as a pleural effusion treatment or thoracentesis, is a procedure that is performed to remove excess fluid from the lungs. It can be used to treat certain conditions or to help Dr. Bowen diagnose your condition. The fluid extracted during the procedure can be analyzed by a lab to provide further […]

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When Your Cough Is a Sign of Something More - Blog Post

When Your Cough Is a Sign of Something More

Tags: | Published: 2020/01/15

This time of year, it seems as though everyone is coughing. Everyone has a cold or the flu, and it always seems to drag on much longer than you want it to. While it can be normal for a cough to last a few weeks after having a cold or bronchitis, a chronic cough may […]

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How To Improve Lung Capacity - Blog Post

How To Improve Lung Capacity

Tags: | Published: 2019/12/15

Shortness of breath, also called dyspnea, can be very disconcerting. It can happen for a number of reasons, but one way to help improve dyspnea is to improve your lung capacity. Improving your lung capacity has benefits beyond just better breathing. Improved lung capacity can increase your exercise tolerance, increase the oxygenation of your blood, […]

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I’m Not a Smoker – Am I Still at Risk for Lung Cancer? - Blog Post

I’m Not a Smoker – Am I Still at Risk for Lung Cancer?

Tags: | Published: 2019/11/15

Lung cancer is an insidious and deadly form of cancer that is often detected too late and can quickly metastasize (spread to other parts of the body). According to the CDC, lung cancer kills more people than any other type of cancer and is the leading cause of cancer deaths in both men and women. […]

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How Do I Know If I Have Asthma? - Blog Post

How Do I Know If I Have Asthma?

Tags: | Published: 2019/10/15

Diagnosing asthma is not something you can do by yourself. It requires a visit to your physician or pulmonologist to determine for sure, but there are symptoms of asthma that you should be aware of. And if you do experience these asthma symptoms, you should check in with your physician. Asthma Symptoms You Should Know […]

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