Lung Institute Named Best COPD Blog by Healthline

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The Lung Institute's blog Exhale was recognized as one of the top COPD blogs of the year by Healthline.

Best COPD Blog
We are honored to have been recognized as a best COPD blog, and feel that it reflects our team’s passion for helping people with chronic lung conditions to improve their quality of life.

Lung Institute was named a best COPD blog of the year by Healthline, based on the following criteria: how well the content educates, inspires and empowers readers with frequent updates and high quality information. The company blog, Exhale, provides people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and other lung conditions information to help them improve their lung health.

“We are honored to have been recognized as a best COPD blog, and feel that it reflects our team’s passion for helping people with chronic lung conditions to improve their quality of life,” said Lynne Margnelli, executive vice president for the Lung Institute.

The Lung Institute blog features healthy lifestyle tips and information for people with COPD and other lung conditions, such as pulmonary fibrosis and interstitial lung disease. Blog post topics range from COPD and Depression: The Unspoken Reality to How to Create a Healthy COPD Diet in 5 Easy Steps.

“Our goal at the Lung Institute is to help patients improve their quality of life with innovative stem cell therapy, and the information featured on our blog showcases that commitment,” said Margnelli. “Even if people don’t come in for treatment, they will find helpful information on our blog that helps them live a better life. I think that’s why we were chosen as a best COPD blog by Healthline.”

The Lung Institute is the leader in stem cell treatment for pulmonary conditions in the United States, and currently has clinics in Tampa, Nashville, Scottsdale, Pittsburgh and Dallas. Life can feel like a burden for patients who suffer from chronic debilitating lung conditions, as many people have trouble accomplishing seemingly simple tasks such as walking to the mailbox or enjoying a meal out to a restaurant. The side effects are not only physical, but associated feelings of frustration and depression often come hand in hand for those suffering from a chronic disease. The Lung Institute was founded to improve the quality of life for those who have trouble just catching their breath from the moment they wake up in the morning.

“When you’re used to doing things and then they’re taken away from you, it’s hard to understand how it affects you mentally, and how good it feels to do those simple things again,” said Lung Institute patient Herbert K. Herbert got treatment for COPD at the Lung Institute’s clinic in Tampa after feeling frustrated and depressed by no longer being able to live an active lifestyle.

Prior to visiting the Lung Institute, Herbert’s lung capacity was at 15 percent. Within two months of treatment, a pulmonary function test revealed his lung capacity had improved to 31 percent. COPD is a progressive disease, meaning it will only get worse with time. This makes any form of improvement significant. After experiencing a fall that resulted in a reduction in capacity, Herbert visited the Lung Institute’s clinic in Nashville for a booster treatment. After the booster treatment, Herbert’s lung capacity had increased even more to 47 percent. “I just cannot thank the Lung Institute enough for what they’ve given me, in my opinion, is a second opportunity at enjoying my retirement,” said Herbert. “It’s just been a wonderful experience.”

About the Lung Institute:

The Lung Institute is the leading medical provider of regenerative cellular therapy for lung diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), pulmonary fibrosis and interstitial lung disease in the United States. To date, the organization has treated more than 4,000 patients. The Lung Institute’s in-house outcomes summary shows that 84.5 percent of COPD patients studied saw an improvement in their quality of life. In 2013, the Lung Institute in Tampa, Fla. opened. Now, the Lung Institute operates clinics in Tampa, Fla.; Nashville, Tenn.; Scottsdale, Ariz.; Pittsburgh, Pa, and Dallas, Texas. For more information, please visit http://www.lunginstitute.com or call (800) 382-8095.

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