Jefferson University Hospitals

Jane & Leonard Korman Respiratory Institute

Patient Education

patient education and support

Learning more about your lung disease diagnosis, symptoms and treatment can help you feel more in control. We are here to help you navigate the details. The Jane and Leonard Korman Respiratory Institute – Jefferson Health and National Jewish Health are leaders in diagnosing and treating lung conditions from asthma to interstitial lung disease.

Download any of the following educational resources (PDFs) to help you and your family fully understand your disease, how to manage symptoms and follow the best treatment path:

Health Facts & Information by Condition

Allergy

Asthma

Bronchiectasis

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) / Emphysema

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD)

Nontuberculous Mycobacteria (NTM)

Pneumonia

Pulmonary Fibrosis

Pulmonary Hypertension

Sarcoidosis

Sinusitis

Vocal Cord Dysfunction

How to Use Inhalers

Diskus

Flexhaler

HandiHaler

Neohaler

Pari Jet LC+ Nebulizer

Pari LC Sprint Reusable Nebulizer

Pressair

RediHaler

RespiClick

Respirmat

Aerochamber

Aerolizer

Acapaella DM or DH

AerobiKa

Ellipta

Additional Fact Sheets

Publications

BreathTaking-cover

Dr. Michael J. Stephen, the director of the Adult Cystic Fibrosis Center at Jefferson Health, is the author of the recently-released book Breath Taking: The Power, Fragility, and Future of Our Extraordinary Lungs. Dr. Stephen’s book takes readers through the world of pulmonary medicine and research, as well as shares incredible patient stories of resilience and recovery. Breath Taking, which has received critical acclaim throughout the industry, also goes in depth into the history of lungs and what lies ahead for these powerful organs in the time of COVID-19 and beyond. 

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