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Dr. Bobby Shah shares lessons he has learned during the Covid 19 pandemic.

Pulmonologist faces waves of nursing home patients

STL Jewish Light Ellen Futterman, Editor May 22, 2020 When the coronavirus first hit the St. Louis area, doctors such as Neil Ettinger were taking cues from their counterparts in Seattle and New York, as well as in countries such as Italy that had many more cases of the virus and more experience treating patients… Read more »

St. Luke’s ‘Going Blue’ for Pulmonary Fibrosis

St. Luke`s will be ‘Going Blue’ for Pulmonary Fibrosis ST. LOUIS – Pulmonary Fibrosis is an often deadly lung condition that causes irreversible scarring of the lungs and makes it hard to breathe.  More than 150,000 Americans are living with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, and 50,000 new cases are diagnosed each year. In honor of Pulmonary… Read more »

St. Luke’s Hospital Named To National Pulmonary Fibrosis Care Network

St. Luke’s Hospital has been designated as a Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation Care Center Network site, bringing high quality care close to home for patients with fatal lung disease. “Being named a PFF Care Center Network site indicates that St. Luke’s Hospital has the experience and expertise to diagnose and treat patients with a variety of complex, fibrotic lung diseases,” said Neil Ettinger, MD, St…. Read more »

Among Adults, Asthma is More Common in Women

The exact cause of asthma is not known, but the airways of people with asthma become swollen and inflamed. The airway inflammation causes a reaction to substances that are inhaled. These substances can be allergens or other inhaled irritants such as smoke. The reaction in the airways leads to contraction of the muscles in the airways, mucous production and more inflammation.

Women need to take note of important respiratory issues

Respiratory issues affect millions of Americans. According to the National Institutes of Health, lung diseases, in general, are the third leading cause of death in America, causing one in seven deaths.