August has been a busy month at both the practice and at home. My Tip of the Week section has suffered the past couple of weeks as a result. There is one section on my site that has not suffered however. It is the Patient Education Area. This new section of my website provides both text and video resources on five very important health topics. I encourage my patients, their families and worldwide visitors to read through articles of interest to educate themselves. I plan to continually improve the articles and post new topics. So, enjoy the new section of the website and check back here next week when I get the Tips of Week going again!
COPD. Not sure what COPD is? You’re not alone. Broadly, COPD is an umbrella term used to describe chronic lung diseases that limit airflow in and out of your lungs and result in an increased shortness of breath as the disease progresses. Since it is possible to have early stages of the disease without knowing it, I joined up with a team of others in developing a website about COPD.
My patients and I talk about the effects of smoking frequently during appointments, and COPD is one of those diseases that is strong correlated with smoking, so current and ex-smokers should be aware of it. If you are interested in a quick read, check out this COPD Diagnosis.
The summer season is in full swing, which likely means you’ll be firing up the grill. But before you do, consider the following tips for a healthy BBQ dinner.
More Healthy Summer Grilling Tips
With a few changes to your grilling style, you can easily create tasty and healthy BBQ meals that everyone will enjoy.
By: Ali Enver, Masters candidate and Dr. Richard Tytus