Upstate’s Director of Emergency Medical Services and Disaster Medicine Derek Cooney, MD explains why difficulty breathing calls increase as the seasons change, when to seek medical help, and what to expect from the paramedics en route to the hospital and when you reach the hospital.
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Upstate pulmonologist Robert Lenox shares a new treatment option available for individuals suffering from severe, persistent asthma. It’s called bronchial thermoplasty, and doctors say it can greatly improve the life of asthma sufferers, by lessening their dependence on harsh drugs and keeping them out of the emergency room for breathing troubles. Upstate University Hospital is the only hospital in New York state outside of New York City to offer this procedure.