Ask Mark … – July 2017

Ask Mark … Ruby from EFFORTS asks, I am on Symbicort® and Spiriva®, is there a substitute for Spiriva that works as well, but isn’t as drying? My mouth gets so dry with Spiriva! Mark explains, Anticholinergics are a class of drugs that block the action of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine in the brain, allowing the…

Calling Dr. Bauer … – July 2017

Calling Dr. Bauer … Dr. Bauer is often asked about lung cancer screening. He explains, we often “screen” people for diseases that, when caught early and treated, can result in a cure or prolonged life expectancy. Mammography for breast cancer, colonoscopy for colon cancer, and PSA levels for prostate cancer are familiar to all. You…

Editor’s Note July 2017

Editor’s Note Clowning around is ok! Meet Kolo – aka Fran Etzkorn – the first oxygen-wearing professional clown I have ever met and her husband John, a really nice guy in his own right. Fran is one of those people you love to be around -she is always smiling and has a surprise or two…

Laughter As Therapy! – July 2017

  Laughter As Therapy! Studies show having a good sense of humor reduces stress, helps you cope with pain, bonds people together in social situations, and can even improve your odds of finding your true love! Look for the funny side of situations – We have heard a lot of funny responses from children who…