Coronavirus + COVID-19 Q&A With Dr. Furman of Lyracore Health Alliance: Part 1

A highly-experienced pulmonary specialist, Dr. Furman has been immersed in the coronavirus pandemic since day 1. Here he answers some common questions and gives a deeper insight into coronavirus, how it spreads and how we can protect ourselves. In this blog series, Dr. Furman will help explain what this virus is, what it does, what are the known complications of the infection, recent evidence and research-based available treatments, as well as discussions of differences of immediate effects of the virus versus “early-late” complications and late complications of the viral infection, as well as possible roads to recovery.

The Link Between Cleaning Products & Lung Health

The Link Between Cleaning Products & Lung Health

Are our cleaning products harming our lungs? That’s what Force of Nature, the creators of a non-toxic cleaning system that makes an EPA-registered disinfectant, wanted to know. They reached out to our own Dr. Alexandre M. Furman to find out how cleaning products affect our lungs, especially those with chronic conditions like asthma, allergies, and COPD. Here’s what Dr. Furman had to say on this important issue and the simple steps you can take to protect your lungs and airways.

Smoking and vaping may be unhealthy and addictive and pose health risk to lung

Vaping & Your Lung Health: What You Need To Know

E-cigarettes may seem safer, but a recent outbreak in lung injury associated with their use suggest they are potentially damaging to our lungs. The CDC has released concerning data linking certain compounds used in e-cigarettes (also known as vaping) products to lung injury and even death. While the CDC is still working to identify and define the risk factors associated with vaping, here’s what we know (and what we still don’t know) about the connection between vaping and lung injury.READ MORE

Winter lung health

What To Do (And What Not To Do!) For Lung Health This Winter

From picnics and barbecues to long, sunny days, there are a lot of things to miss about warm weather during the winter months – but happy, healthy lungs shouldn’t be one of them! If you feel like the cold winter air is harder on your lungs, you’re not alone. Cold air tends to be drier air, which is irritating to our respiratory system, especially for those who live with chronic conditions like asthma, bronchitis, allergies, and COPD. Here are our top do’s and don’ts for keeping your lungs healthy this winter. 


Lung-friendly foods

Lung-Friendly Foods

Exercise, quitting smoking, and following your treatment plan are all great ways to keep your lungs healthy, but did you know your diet can have an impact on your lung health? Certain foods have been shown to help support the health of your respiratory system. Here are some top tips for a lung-friendly diet.


Fall Allergies

When we think of allergies, most of us think of the itchy eyes and sneezes that come with the appearance of pollen in the early spring. The fall season is a heavy allergy season as well, with about 75% of spring allergy sufferers finding they are experiencing symptoms again! Here are the top three Fall allergy triggers and how you can get help identifying, diagnosing and treating them. 


Interventional pulmonologists

What is Interventional Pulmonology?

If you have a breathing condition like asthma, allergies, or a sleep condition, your primary care doctor may have recommended that you see an interventional pulmonologist to help you diagnose and treat your condition. So, what is interventional pulmonology?

Interventional pulmonology is an emerging field in pulmonary medicine and is an advanced subspecialty of pulmonology (the treatment of pulmonary and thoracic diseases).


Sleep Disorders

What Are Sleep Disorders?

Sleep disorders are a change in the way you sleep, such as changes in your sleep-wake cycles, difficulty breathing, feeling sleepy during the day or having a hard time falling or staying asleep. Sleep is critical to the proper functioning of our bodies’ systems, so any deterioration of sleep quality can lead to negative health effects and even put us in danger. For example, sleep deprivation can affect our ability to drive or operate machinery safely. Sleep disorders can also be grouped according to behaviors, problems with your natural sleep-wake cycles, breathing problems, difficulty sleeping or how sleepy you feel during the day.


What to do during an asthma attack

Here’s What To Do In An Asthma Attack

Asthma is a very common condition: 1 in 13 Americans is diagnosed with asthma and, according to the CDC, it’s the top reason kids miss school! These facts don’t make the complications from asthma, like an asthma attack, any less scary. Every day, 10 Americans die from asthma-related causes, most of which could be avoided with proper preventative care. Here’s what you need to know to help yourself or someone else that is having an asthma attack.