Entries by Center For Cough

Emotionally Intelligent, Artificial Intelligence Tool Offers Cough Drop

Have you seen the movie, “Her,” starring Scarlett Johansson and Joaquin Phoenix?  The movie addresses a human-computer love affair.  Far fetched?  Maybe not.  Emotionally intelligent, artificial intelligence tools are being introduced into health care.  Many believe it will transform who delivers health care and how it is delivered.  Algorithms, machine-based learning, privacy, and security are […]

Congratulations Dr. Mandel Sher: Internationally-Renowned Cough Experts Appointed to Clinical Advisory Board

Congratulations to Dr. Mandel Sher and four of his esteemed Cough scientific and clinical colleagues  from the United Kingdom, Ireland, and San Francisco on their appointment to a 5-person Clinical Advisory Board of BELLUS Health.  BELLUS Health recognizes this 5-person team as internationally-renowned Cough experts.  BELLUS Health is a biopharmaceuitcal company developing novel therapies for […]

Dr. Mandel Sher Saved a Stranger’s Life: Know CPR

Dr. Mandel Sher saved a stranger’s life.  The importance of knowing CPR and taking appropriate action in time of emergency cannot be overstated.  It started out like a regular Thursday evening at one of Dr. Sher’s favorite dinner restaurants.  That all changed when a manager of the restaurant asked Dr. Sher to help a non-responsive […]

Jarring Sound of Cough: Lesson Learned from Dr. Mandel Sher’s Granddaughter

Have you ever heard the expression, “Out of the mouths of babes”?  Children are generally truth-tellers.  Dr. Mandel Sher keenly observed how his 11-month old granddaughter, Mia,  consistently responded to the sound of C-O-U-G-H during a recent family vacation. The sudden, unexpected sound of COUGH shatters the sound of silence.  The sound of COUGH is […]

Labor Day: Does Your Workplace Make You Sick – Really!

Labor Day recognizes the important contributions of our great nation’s workers.  So, as we honor our nation’s workers, it is appropriate to ask:  Does Your Workplace Make You Sick – Really!  Dr. Mandel Sher and Center for Cough team care for so many people in the workforce whose professional performance is being compromised by Chronic […]

Laughter & Your Cough: National Tell a Joke Day

Knock, Knock.  Who’s There? It’s Dr. Mandel Sher, a world-class Cough Specialist and pretty good joke teller.  Today, August 16, 2018, is National Tell a Joke Day.  Laughter is good for your health; but is laughter good for your Cough? Have you ever noticed that your Cough kicks-in after a really hard belly laugh?  Not […]

Cough Headache: My Head Hurts From Coughing

As if Coughing is not enough discomfort for one person to bear, some people experience Cough Headaches associated with Coughing.  There are different possible medical conditions triggering Cough Headaches.  The type of Cough Headache being addressed here is one that is triggered by Coughing, happens occasionally rather than being continuous, lasts for a brief time, […]

Exercise & Cough: Runners, Swimmers, & Endurance Athletes

Exercise!  You’re a runner or swimmer or another type of endurance athlete.  You’re working-out intensely, feeling fit and great, and then you burst into a coughing fit after your workout.  Mood Buster!  You didn’t have any symptoms before your exercise, so what gives with this hacking cough? Why can’t you catch your breath? Coughing during […]

Smoking is Bad for Your Health: Marijuana & Your Cough

It’s old news that tobacco smoking is bad for your health.  Now along comes an evidence-review of 22 other studies evaluating the impact of marijuana smoking on your health.  The review was conducted by Dr. Mehrnaz Ghasemiesfe of the San Francisco VA Medical Center and recently published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.  Bottom line:  […]