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Smoking cessation counseling

Smoking often leads to COPD and help with quitting is typically offered by doctors to prevent complications of this condition.  A recent survey of smokers revealed that physicians may not always offer the “5A’s” of smoking cessation assistance to those patients that do not have COPD.  For physicians to provide counseling and treatment for all  smokers, one of the recommendations… Read more →

Study shows persistent monitoring vital in asbestos workers

An increased incidence of of overall cancer, esophagus cancer, and trachea, bronchus, and lung cancer in those exposed to asbestos has again been confirmed in this 7/20/2015 study.  The conclusion that workers exposed to asbestos should be persistently monitored for these cancers is of vital importance.  Read the study here.