Telehealth: A Breath of Fresh Air for COPD Patients

By |2017-11-16T18:01:20+00:00November 1st, 2017|COPD|

Over the past several years, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) has cemented itself as one of the most dire and deadly diseases among U.S. patients. Each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control, an estimated 12 million adults are diagnosed with either chronic bronchitis or emphysema, resulting in an average of 147,000 deaths nationwide. The need to find evermore [...]

Overcoming the Tide of COPD Complications Through Telehealth

By |2017-04-24T20:46:38+00:00May 10th, 2017|COPD|

Treating COPD symptoms can be difficult because of the disease’s slow, progressive nature. In fact, many patients living with COPD are entirely unaware of their condition, as symptoms are often overlooked. Most cases are discovered only during advanced stages, when symptoms are severe and management is difficult. To overcome COPD complications and slow its progression, it is important that healthcare [...]

Detecting COPD Complications Remotely Through Telehealth

By |2017-03-16T16:45:48+00:00February 15th, 2017|COPD|

When evaluating the pervasiveness of a disease and its effects on a broad segment of the population, it is far too easy to limit our focus on generalities. Who is most affected by this disease? How many people have it? What is its mortality rate? While these questions are certainly important to the overall examination process – especially when dealing [...]

Improvements in COPD Outcomes Through Telehealth

By |2017-03-16T16:47:05+00:00November 25th, 2016|COPD|

COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) is a devastating affliction, and its causes are numerous – from first and secondhand smoke inhalation to exposure to harmful pollutants such as chemical fumes, dust particulates, and a slew of toxic substances. It is estimated by the World Health Organization that nearly 65 million people suffer from moderate to severe COPD. Studies conducted in [...]