How to Maintain Clean Air Quality in Your Home

How to Maintain Clean Air Quality in Your Home

COPD, asthma, cystic fibrosis…all are conditions where air quality can play a huge part in managing symptoms. If you or a loved one have one of these conditions, learning how to maintain clean air quality in the home is especially important. Your home is, after all, where you spend most of your time. Let’s look at […]

4 Early Warning Signs of COPD And What You Need to Do

4 Early Warning Signs of COPD And What You Need to Do

COPD is the third leading cause of death in the United States, and over 11 million people have been diagnosed with it. It is estimated that over 1 million people go undiagnosed every year. Could you be among this number? How can you know? Let’s look at 4 early warning signs of COPD and what you […]

E-Cigarettes & COPD – What You Should Know

E-Cigarettes & COPD - What You Should Know

Vaping e-cigarettes has recently been hailed as the safe alternative to smoking cigarettes. While it is true that e-cigarettes contain less harmful chemicals than regular cigarettes, scientists are just beginning to study this new invention and its effects on the human body. Let’s see what researchers know so far about it and what their findings […]

5 Common Asthma Triggers to Avoid

5 Common Asthma Triggers to Avoid

Your chest suddenly tightens, leaving you gasping for air. You feel the linings of your airways swelling up, cutting off your desperate lungs from the air supply they demand. If you have asthma, this scary scenario is all too familiar. Most of the time, avoiding asthma triggers can help you to avoid an attack. Let’s […]

6 Ways to Protect Your Lungs

6 Ways to Protect Your Lungs

In a world where lung problems like emphysema and asthma are so commonplace, you want to do everything you can to keep your lungs healthy. Knowing what dangers are out there can help you take important steps in protecting your lungs. Here are six ways to safeguard yourself. 1. Don’t Smoke … Anything! While this […]

7 Foods to Support Lung Health

7 Foods to Support Lung Health

Lung health is a vital component to your overall health. If your lungs aren’t functioning properly, your oxygen levels will be off, which affects your activity level. Maybe you’ve noticed problems in this area and want to improve the health of your lungs. Or maybe you’ve seen what lung disease and COPD can do, and […]

Understanding COPD

Understanding COPD

When you find yourself out of breath after walking up a short flight of stairs or breaking out into a coughing fit for seemingly no reason, you are understandably concerned. If you’ve ruled out a number of other causes, you might want to consider the possibility that you’re one of the 24 million people in […]

Do Alcohol and COPD Mix?

Is it safe to drink if you have COPD?

It’s been a hot, stressful day at work, and all you can think about when you get home is cracking open a nice cold one and putting your feet up.  And of course, for most of us, alcohol in moderation is considered safe.  Drinking too much alcohol is harmful for any person.  Health risks for […]

Need to Quit? How to Improve Your Chances of Success

A Great Trick to Quit Smoking for Good

Have you tried to quit smoking and have not had success?  You’re not alone.  At Brian’s Pharmacy, we see people every day who are trying to kick the cigarette habit, and we’re so happy that they’re setting healthy goals for the future.  But quitting can be very hard! We want to see you succeed.  We’re […]

How Do You Get COPD … and Can You Stop It?

Just how do you get COPD? Do you really know?

Look the cold hard facts in the face and it’s not pretty.  We in Pennsylvania have the 6th-highest COPD death rate in the entire country.  That doesn’t exactly make us want to pat ourselves on the back. Chances are high that you know someone who has COPD.  You know how they suffer, and how the […]