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Weekend Wellness: Thorough evaluation needed to determine if surgery an option for patient with emphysema

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My father, 68, has advanced emphysema. Medication for it doesn’t seem to help as much as it used to. We’ve heard that volume reduction surgery is sometimes used in cases like his. What does this surgery involve? What are the benefits? How do we find out if [...]

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COPD & Mindfulness: Mayo Clinic Radio

Something as simple as breathing can be stressful and painful. Saturday, June 7, Roberto Benzo, M.D., is our expert guest to discuss breathing techniques for patients that blend traditional care with "mindfulness." The  result has been shorter hospital stays. How does mindful meditation help and who is a candidate? Also, what do you [...]

Created by Joel Streed

MAYO CLINIC RADIO

Something as simple as breathing can be stressful and painful. Saturday, June 7, Roberto Benzo, M.D., will be our expert guest to discuss breathing techniques for patients that blend traditional care with "mindfulness." The result has been shorter hospital stays. How does mindful meditation help and who is a candidate? Also, what [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

Mayo Clinic Radio: COPD & Mindfulness

Miss the show? Here's the podcast: Mayo Clinic Radio Full Show 6-7-14 44min mp3 Dr. John Wald joined us to discuss the new HealthKit that  Apple unveiled at the WorldWide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2014 keynote address. HealthKit, is a digital repository for various types of health- and fitness-related data. Listen to his interview: John Wald HealthKit w [...]

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Asthma and COPD May Require Multiple Treatments

Asthma and COPD May Require Multiple Treatments March 19, 2010 Dear Mayo Clinic: I am an active 84-year-old man and was diagnosed with asthma and COPD a few years ago. My pulmonologist prescribed two medications — Advair and Spiriva — that seem to do the same thing. Why would I [...]

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