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LeBauer HealthCare Selected for Prestigious Pulmonary Fibrosis Network

May 29, 2018 | Pulmonary/Critical Care, Awards/Recognitions

Murali Ramaswamy, MD

[Greensboro, NC], May 15, 2018 – The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) announced today it has expanded its nationwide Care Center Network with the selection of 15 additional sites, including LeBauer HealthCare at Cone Health. The PFF’s Care Center Network, a collection of medical centers with expertise in accurately diagnosing and treating individuals with pulmonary fibrosis (PF), now has 60 sites in 30 states. The 15 new sites will help fill a treatment gap, increasing access to quality care and services that are critical to the local PF community.

“Our partnership with the PFF reflects our commitment to integrating world-class care and cutting-edge research into the overall disease management for patients, caregivers, and loved ones,” said Dr. Murali Ramaswamy. “At LeBauer HealthCare, our team of experts in pulmonary medicine, rheumatology, radiology, and pathology will provide life-enhancing treatments to people living with PF while researching the cause and cure for the disease.”

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Breathe Better: 8 Rules for Managing Asthma and COPD in Winter

January 30, 2018 | Pulmonary/Critical Care

asthma patient managing in winterThe blasts of arctic cold temperatures we’ve had in North Carolina this winter have been especially hard for anyone who has asthma or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Both of these respiratory conditions can be made worse by the cold weather. In fact, a six-year research study showed a direct link between cold weather and an increase in hospital admissions for COPD patients.

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Learn to Recognize COPD Symptoms

October 4, 2017 | Pulmonary/Critical Care

Woman with COPD throat painAre you finding yourself tired and breathing a little harder after a trip to the grocery store, a walk up the stairs, or working in the yard? Many people attribute symptoms like these to getting older, but it may be a sign of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, also known as COPD.

What are the signs of COPD and when should you see a doctor?

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Why Better Sleep Should Be Your Top New Year’s Resolution

January 6, 2017 | Pulmonary/Critical Care

lack of sleepTypical New Year’s resolutions include exercise, dieting, and weight loss. But did you know sleep also has a huge impact on your quality of life? In fact, sleep can impact everything from your performance at work to your relationships with loved ones. Here are the top reasons you should consider putting better sleep at the top of your New Year’s resolutions list.

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Is Your Lack of Sleep Due to the Holidays, or is Sleep Apnea to Blame?

December 22, 2016 | Pulmonary/Critical Care

sleep apnea, trouble sleepingTis the season for traveling to grandmother’s house, sleeping on pullout sofas, and eating way too much of your aunt’s famous Christmas cookies.  

If you’re feeling a little exhausted after the holiday season, it may simply be because of all the festivities, less-than-ideal sleeping arrangements in crowded households, and the consumption of all that yummy food.

However, if chronic exhaustion persists long after jolly old St. Nicholas has come and gone, your body could be trying to tell you there’s something more serious at play. Something like Sleep Apnea.  

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Staying Healthy During the Holidays: Tips for Asthma & COPD Patients

December 15, 2016 | Pulmonary/Critical Care

family holiday travelIf you have a chronic respiratory condition like asthma or COPD, the holidays can
present extra health challenges. Attending special events or traveling on an airplane or train can put you in close proximity to sick people, increasing your risk of catching a respiratory virus that could lead to complications. You also need to make extra preparations before any trip to ensure you’ll have the medications needed while away from home.

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How to Manage Exercise-Induced Asthma

December 8, 2016 | Primary Care, Pulmonary/Critical Care

Woman running in the fallYou’re only five minutes into your run and all of a sudden you realize you’re having a really difficult time breathing.  This might be normal if only you were much further into your cardio workout, but you’re not — you literally just started.  Then, the coughing and wheezing starts and you have no choice but to cut the workout short. Could you possibly have asthma?

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Do I Have Asthma? Recognizing the Signs in Adults

November 18, 2016 | Primary Care, Pulmonary/Critical Care

Woman with asthmaEven if you have chronic coughing, wheezing, or shortness of breath, asthma is probably the last thing
on your mind. After all, if you had asthma, you would’ve surely found out as a child, right?

Not exactly.

Many people do not receive an asthma diagnosis until they are well into adulthood. Because the condition has many triggers, your current symptoms could be caused by a new environmental element, or simply by changes in your immune system.

Don’t brush off your symptoms as allergies, sinus problems, or being out of shape. Understand the warning signs of asthma and the importance of getting any related symptoms checked out.

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When a Cough is More Than Just a Cough

November 16, 2016 | Primary Care, Pulmonary/Critical Care

When you haveWoman with chronic cough an ongoing cough, everyday activities like work meetings, going to the movies, or trying to sleep at night suddenly become things you dread. You may feel, in addition to the physical discomfort, annoyance.

A cough at its best is a nuisance. However, a cough at its worst can indicate more serious health problems.

So, how do you know when a cough is more than just a cough?

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