Healing just feels better out here.

Chronic Cough – Gerald Brown, P.A.

Most of the time it’s just a nuisance that goes away on its own. But sometimes, it’s an indicator of something very serious. Chronic cough, a cough that persists over an extended period of time, afflicts nearly all of us from time-to-time. The question is, how long should we let it go before getting an evaluation from a health professional. U.T. Health Science Center Physician Assistant Gerald Brown answers the most frequently asked questions concerning chronic cough.

What is the definition of chronic cough? (first question)

What are the causes of chronic cough? (skip to 0:38)

Are there risk factors for chronic cough? (skip to 0:59)

What complications can a persistent cough cause? (skip to 1:40)

How is chronic cough treated? (skip to 2:00)

How effective are over-the-counter medications and liquids at treating cough? (skip to 2:32)

Can chronic cough be prevented? (skip to 3:20)

Are there any home remedies or comfort measures that can help with chronic cough? (skip to 3:59)

When is chronic cough more serious than just an annoying cough? (skip to 4:17)

At what point should one see a physician regarding a cough? (skip to 4:41)


Pulmonary Embolism – Dr. Bill Girard

Pulmonary embolism – a blockage in the blood vessels of the lung – is one of the most common causes of death among hospitalized patients. More than 600,000 patients in the U.S. have a pulmonary embolism each year and more than 60,000 of them die. U.T. Health Science Center at Tyler pulmonologist Dr. Bill Girard discusses prevention and treatment in this post to Health Connection.

What is a pulmonary embolism? (first question)

What are the risk factors for pulmonary embolism? (skip to 0:45)

How common is pulmonary embolism and who is most likely to get one? (skip to 1:23)

What are the symptoms of a pulmonary embolism? (skip to 1:52)

How serious is a pulmonary embolism? (skip to 2:15)

How is pulmonary embolism treated? (skip to 3:55)

If a patient has had a pulmonary embolism in the past, is he or she more likely to have another one? (skip to 5:34)

Is there anything that can be done to prevent pulmonary embolism? (skip to 8:27)