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How Bad is Secondhand Smoke?

21 August, 2020

Even for non-smokers, secondhand smoke can pose serious health risks including impairing vascular function - even if exposed for just a brief period of time.

Does COVID-19 Cause Permanent Lung Damage?

20 August, 2020

Doctorpedia Lung Health Channel Doctor Expert

Doctor Profile

Kelly Fan, MD

Pulmonologist

  • Doctorpedia, Founding Medical Partner
  • Lung Health Channel, Chief Medical Officer

Pulmonologist and critical care specialist at Scripps Clinic. Clinical expertise in advanced asthma, bronchoscopy, COPD, interstitial lung disease, lung cancer, pleural diseases, and pulmonary vascular disease

Chronic Conditions & Diseases

Asthma & Higher Risk of Severe COVID-19

21 August, 2020

Asthma and COVID-19 both affect the respiratory system so it's no surprise that people with asthma are at a higher risk of severe complications.

Does Dysanapsis Increase Risk of COPD?

21 August, 2020

Researchers found that those who had some degree of dysanapsis had an eight-fold increased risk of developing COPD compared to those without any lung issues

What is Exercise-Induced Asthma?

18 September, 2020

Exercise-induced asthma, also known as exercise-induced bronchoconstriction, is characterized by airway narrowing shortly after rigorous exercise

Molecular Approach To Diagnose Pulmonary Hypertension

21 August, 2020

Pulmonary hypertension has no cure and treatment options are limited but new research into molecular analysis can help with diagnosis.

Infections

Infections

How Contagious Is Bronchitis?

There are two types of bronchitis: acute and chronic. Acute bronchitis generally comes from a viral infection, so it can be contagious.

Infections

All About TdaP

The TdaP vaccine helps protect against tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis - talk to your doctor to make sure you and your family are up to date.

Coronavirus

COVID-19 & Pneumonia

Pneumonia is one of the common complications of COVID-19 - learn about the symptoms, testing, and treatment options for both.

Lifestyle

Lifestyle Interventions for Patients with Chronic Lung Disease

18 September, 2020

Pulmonologist Dr. Kelly Fan recommends various lifestyle interventions for patients with chronic lung disease to improve quality of life.

Why Social Smoking is Still Smoking

21 August, 2020

Social smokers are still doing damage to their lungs and even light smoking increases the risk of heart disease, cancers, and other diseases.

You Can Breathe Easier With These Lung Exercises

21 August, 2020

There are various types of breathing exercises that people can try to help them breathe easier, stay healthy, and reduce stress and anxiety.

Vaping and Popcorn Lung

27 August, 2020

Two chemicals widely used to flavor electronic cigarettes used for vaping may be impairing the function of cilia in the human airway, causing “popcorn lung”

Public Health

Coronavirus

COVID-19 & Air Pollution

Studies show that air pollution facilitates transmission of COVID-19 and that improving air quality can play an important role in overcoming the pandemic.

Lung Health

How Bad is Secondhand Smoke?

Even for non-smokers, secondhand smoke can pose serious health risks including impairing vascular function - even if exposed for just a brief period of time.

Lung Health

Can Air Pollution Be As Harmful As Smoking?

A new study has found that long-term exposure to air pollution is “significantly associated” with the development of lung damage commonly seen with smoking.

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