Tag Archives: COPD

Pulmonary Rehab for American Veterans and Respiratory Disorders

Posted on: May 25, 2016

American veterans encounter a wide variety of environmental inhalational exposures, leaving them vulnerable to a lifetime of pulmonary diseases.  Pulmonary rehabilitation can effectively treat respiratory disorders suffered by deployed military personnel.

by Harlan Weinberg, MD, Medical Director of Pulmonary Rehabilitation at Northern Westchester Hospital. 

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American Veterans with COPD: Pulmonary Rehab

Posted on: May 25, 2016

The largest population of people with COPD is American veterans, who suffer from higher rates of lung function decline, COPD progression, deterioration in health status, increased risk of hospitalization and death.  Dire statistics.  COPD is a common, preventable and treatable disease.  It is under-recognized, under-diagnosed and under-treated; this can be reversed with pulmonary rehabilitation.

by Harlan Weinberg, MD, Medical Director of Pulmonary Rehabilitation at Northern Westchester Hospital

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How to Find the Best Pulmonary Rehab Program For You

Posted on: December 9, 2015

7 Things to Look For in a Top Pulmonary Rehab Program

by Dr. Harlan Weinberg, MD, Medical Director of the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program and Critical Care Services at NWH at Chappaqua Crossing.

Pulmonary rehabilitation is a highly specialized therapy that when administered properly is remarkably effective.  In fact, the results can be life-changing.  Many people don’t realize that their frequent shortness of breath can actually be helped with pulmonary rehab.  (See my blog, Can Pulmonary Rehab Help Me?.)

Finding a facility that is conveniently located may be important, but these are essential factors you should consider to find the right place for you.

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Can Pulmonary Rehab Benefits Help Me?

Posted on: November 17, 2015

If you experience shortness of breath, pulmonary rehab may help you. Pulmonary rehab lessens your sensation of shortness of breath, while helping improve activity endurance–and quality of life. You may have a respiratory problem that can be effectively treated as you answer the questions in our pulmonary rehabilitation guidelines.

Am I a Candidate for Pulmonary Rehab?

Pulmonary Rehab Westchesterby Dr. Harlan Weinberg, MD, Medical Director of the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program and Critical Care Services at NWH at Chappaqua Crossing.

If you experience shortness of breath, pulmonary rehab may help you. Pulmonary rehab lessens your sensation of shortness of breath, while helping improve activity endurance–and quality of life.  You may have a respiratory problem that can be effectively treated with pulmonary rehab. (See my blog, 7 Things to Look For in a Top Pulmonary Rehab Program.)

Take the self-assessment below to see if pulmonary rehab may be right for you. Pulmonary rehab is covered by most insurance companies. Our Pulmonary Rehab staff can help you get a referral from your physician.

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Pulmonary Rehab and Quality of Life

Posted on: April 1, 2015

Pulmonary Rehab Can Improve Quality of Life

By Harlan R. Weinberg, MD

Pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) is increasingly recognized as a significant part of treatment for Human respiratory system, artworkpeople with chronic respiratory illnesses and other lung conditions. Even for those with very impaired lung function, this specialized rehab can improve quality of life and the ability to live independently. Here, I explain how PR offers new hope to people with breathing difficulties.

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