Health Matters Audio: Black Lung

Health Matters 3-26-12

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In the March edition of WMMT’s Health Matters, host Dr. Van Breeding discusses coal worker’s pneumoconiosis, more commonly known as black lung disease.  Dr. Breeding welcomes two special guests to the program, both with many years of experience in dealing with black lung: Dr. Mahmood Alam, a pulmonologist who runs the Black Lung Clinic at MCHC, and Anthony Warlick, the Program Director of MCHC’s Black Lung Clinic.  Together, they discuss the health effects of black lung and detail how local miners and other folks affected can seek treatment and compensation.  As always, Dr. Breeding and his guests also take audience calls in this installment.

Locally, for more information, you can call MCHC at the times Dr. Breeding lays out in the program, or check out the Appalachian Citizens’ Law Center’s overview of black lung benefits, including instructions on how to apply for them.

Finally, be sure to tune into the April installment of WMMT’s Health Matters on Monday, April 23 at 6 p.m., when Dr. Breeding and special, expert guests discuss Diabetes, its health effects, and its impact on our region.

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