A Strong Ally in COPD Management

The Centers for Disease Control list Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease as the nation’s fourth leading cause of death. Annual healthcare costs total more than $32 billion, with a large portion of those costs coming from repeated emergency room visits and hospital re-admissions.1 For the highest possible quality of life and the longest possible independence, the American Lung Association recommends a multi-disciplinary team […]

Caring for Elderly Patients During & After Influenza

This time of year, doctors typically receive a great deal of information about flu prevention. Let us take a moment to discuss caring for some of the most vulnerable patients who get the flu. Influenza of any type can result in complications and/or death. The CDC states that more than 200,000 hospitalizations and 36,000 deaths from flu and flu-related complications […]

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