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Adam Smith

Adam Smith, M.D.

Medical Reviewer

Dr. Smith is a pulmonary and critical care physician at Lahey Medical Center in Peabody, MA. He has devoted a great deal of his practice towards caring for patients suffering from COPD, asthma, and other respiratory conditions. When in the hospital setting, he spends time working in the intensive care unit caring for critically ill patients. Dr. Smith tries to bring a holistic approach to the care of patients with respiratory conditions and addresses the comorbidities, such as anxiety, depression, and nutrition, which play a major role in the care of pulmonary patients.

Dr. Smith attended Tufts University where he received a degree in biochemistry and then graduated from NYU School of Medicine. He completed a residency in internal medicine and pediatrics and a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine at St. Vincent's Hospital in New York City.

Latest by Adam Smith, M.D.

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Inhalers

How to Manage Your Child’s Asthma—and What to Do in an Emergency

After the news that a Broadway actress died from an asthma attack at the age of 13, it’s time for a refresher on how to keep your child with asthma safe.

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Risk Factors

Why It’s Time to Stop Vaping Now

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Risk Factors

More Proof: E-Cigarettes Are Not Healthy

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The Vaping Debate No One’s Talking About

There is no doubt that there are significant dangers associated with e-cigarettes, especially for teens. But some public-health experts say for people who just can’t give up traditional smokes, vaping could help prevent unnecessary cancer deaths. Could there be a middle ground?

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When the Weather Makes It Hard to Breathe

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Let's Talk About COPD Signs and Symptoms

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Let's Talk About COPD Staging

Not all cases of this lung disease are equal. Learn more about the grading system for COPD, and what it means for your health outcomes.

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Let's Talk About COPD

We’ve got the doctor-approved scoop on the causes, symptoms, treatments, and a jillion other facts and tips that can make life with this lung condition easier.

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7 Signs It’s Time for Oxygen Therapy for COPD

Oxygen is vital to every major organ in your body. But if you have severe COPD, you might not be getting enough from breathing alone. Here’s when oxygen therapy can help.