Allergy and Asthma

Booster Protection

Pneumonia is a common lung infection caused by bacteria, a virus or a fungus. Many factors affect how serious a case of pneumonia is, such as the type of germ causing the lung infection, the person’s age, and their overall health.

Ed Neuzil, Board Certified Advanced Practice Registered Nurse at Allergy Sinus & Asthma Family Health Center explains what pneumonia is and some of the early steps we can take to try to protect ourselves from it.

Better Breathing

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, also known as COPD, is a group of lung diseases that block airflow and make it difficult to breathe. Historically, COPD has been thought of as a man’s disease, predominantly striking elderly men. However, things have changed, and today COPD is being recognized in women as well.

We talked to Ed Neuzil, Board Certified Advanced Practice Registered Nurse at Allergy, Sinus & Asthma Family Health Center about COPD, what it is, and how it’s treated.

Also, a quick update: Allergy, Sinus & Family Health Center is getting ready to open a second office in the Villages town square of Brownwood, located right next door to Too Jays.  The office is planning on opening late June or early July.  We’ll continue to keep you posted.

Diagnosing The Drip

The word virus, or more specifically, caronavirus, has been on the tip of everyone’s tongues as of late.  And we probably know more now as a general population about what a virus is.

But like many, even the slightest cough, sneeze, headache or chill probably caused even the most rational person some degree of concern.  

Ed Neuzil, Board Certified Advanced Practice Registered Nurse at Allergy Sinus & Asthma Family Health Center shares a refresher course on the difference between a cold, flu, virus and allergies so you can better diagnose the drip.

We also want to mention that Ed is in the final stages of opening a second office, this one in Brownwood, next to the Too Jays in The Villages.  We’ll be sure to keep you updated on the status and grand opening on the Hometown Health Facebook page, and give you an inside look in the coming months.