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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

COPD was the 3rd overall cause of death, globally in 2016. –World Health Organization What is COPD? According to the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) global strategy for the diagnosis, management, and prevention of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 2018 report, “Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a common, preventable and treatable disease...

Visit from the EU Head of Cross-border Healthcare and Tobacco Control

On October 31st, we had the honor of welcoming the EU Head of Cross-border Healthcare and Tobacco Control, DG SANTE, Thea Emmerling, to the Research Lab and Institute of Public health of the American College of Greece in Plaka. Her organized visit also included a trip to the American College of Greece campus in Aghia...

November 9, 2018November 9, 2018In News

World Pneumonia Day!

What is Pneumonia? Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs especially affecting the alveoli that fill with pus and fluid instead of air. (alveoli are tiny air sacs that help to deliver oxygen from the air to the blood). Based on where it was acquired, pneumonia is characterized as: Community-Acquired Pneumonia (CAP) Responsible for the...

Opening of the 4th Annual Series of Public Health Lectures

The Institute of Public Health of the American College of Greece will open the 4th Annual Series of Public Health Lectures this Wednesday October 17th with the topic devoted to Seasonal Influenza and progress made. Lectures are open to the public. The 4th Annual series of lectures are CME-CPD credited by the Panhellenic Medical Association...

October 16, 2018October 23, 2018In News

4th Annual Lectures on Public Health 2018-2019

The Institute of Public Health-American College of Greece has released their 2018-2019 program for the 4th Annual Public Health Lectures. Every month, scientists and academics will share the most up-to-date information on current and emerging health topics. The lectures are of interest to healthcare professionals but also to the public who will benefit from information...

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the George D. Behrakis Research Lab is sharing some very important information on Breast Cancer. Breast Cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths among women in Greece. It is characterized by the presence of abnormal cells in the breast that grow and divide rapidly and uncontrollably and have the...

World Lung Day 2018

Most respiratory diseases are PREVENTABLE. -FIRS The George D. Behrakis RESEARCH LAB supports the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS) World Lung Day 2018 and is sharing some important information on Lung disease and prevention! #WorldLungDay For information on major lung diseases and what you can do to prevent them, click here. Visit the FIRS World Lung...

September 25, 2018October 23, 2018In News

Lung Cancer Awareness Day

Cancer is a generic term for a group of diseases which can affect any body organ or system characterized by rapid, uncontrollable and abnormal cell growth and division, as well as the ability to spread throughout the body (metastasis). The cancer is usually named after the organ where it started from, for example lung cancer...