Posted on: July 22, 2016
A Pulmonary Function Test or “Breathing Test,” measures your lung capacity or how well the lungs are working.
Who is a candidate for a Pulmonary Function Test?
By Dr. Harlan Weinberg, MD, Medical Director of the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program and Critical Care Services at NWH at Chappaqua Crossing.
People who are experiencing shortness of breath, coughing, wheezing, chest congestion, snoring, or exercise-induced breathing difficulties may need to consider the value of these breathing tests.
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.
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
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 people 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.
Posted on: January 17, 2014
Take Steps to Avoid the Flu, Especially if You Have Asthma
By Harlan Weinberg, MD Medical Director Pulmonary & Critical Care Services, Northern Westchester Hospital
Patients are at an increased risk of developing complications from the flu with asthma, as well as other clinical conditions, such as COPD, Cystic Fibrosis, Congestive Heart Failure, Diabetes Mellitus, and Cancer.
Asthma is a disorder of the lungs characterized by chronic inflammation of the airways. Acute influenza may lead to worsening of asthma/asthmatic exacerbation, pneumonia and ultimately, respiratory failure, for both children and adults.