Author Archives: StopSmoking

’Breathe Easy’ bus brings lung screening to areas where it’s needed most

ADD TOPIC TO EMAIL ALERTS Receive an email when new articles are posted on Please provide your email address to receive an email when new articles are posted on . “ data-action=”subscribe”> Subscribe We were unable to process your request. Please try again later. If you continue to have this issue please contact customerservice@slackinc.com. Back to Healio J. Rob Headrick, MD, MBA, understands the psychology of smokers. “I grew up in a family of smokers,” Headrick, chief of thoracic surgery and […]

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51 days on a ventilator: How ‘Miracle Larry’ survived

NEW YORK — On Saturday, March 28, Dawn Kelly got the phone call summoning her to the hospital to say goodbye to her husband, Larry. A palliative care social worker was pressing her to think about what her husband would want. In other words, Larry wasn’t going to make it. They needed her permission to take him off life support. Dawn’s knees gave way; she grabbed the kitchen counter so she wouldn’t fall. Dawn last saw Larry 11 days earlier, in their apartment on the Upper West […]

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