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At Home with COPD
COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, affects patients’ ability to breathe. Often a result of smoking, COPD includes the conditions emphysema and chronic bronchitis.
Taking Steps to Improve COPD
Exercise is part of many programs to help patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) breathe more easily. However, it can be hard to tell how much exercise these patients are getting.
COPD Rx Closer to Approval
A medication's journey from creation to approval is a long one. One new COPD medication may be nearing the end of that journey.
Breathing Better Together
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, is a long-term disease consisting of damage in the tissue of the lungs or in the airways. COPD encompasses two diseases - emphysema and chronic bronchitis - and is almost always the result of years of cigarette smoking. The disease is a common one. According to the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP), more than 5 percent of American adults suffer from COPD. COPD tends to set in between ages 50 and 70. ACCP reports that numbers are highest among women between ages 65 and 74, with a 10.4 percent rate of COPD. Symptoms include sh...
50-Year Trends in Smoking Related Deaths
Too many people have died from smoking-related illnesses in the past 50 years. But there is good news: quitting smoking starts the healing process and immediately begins to reduce the risks of smoking-related disease.
Drinking Lowers COPD Risk?
A college degree may earn you more money and moderate drinking may be good for your heart. To lower risk of COPD , however, a mix of college and a little drinking may be just the thing.
Lung Cancer Check Advised for COPD Patients
A diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease ( COPD ) often is the end result of a lifetime of smoking. So should  COPD patients want to get a checkup for lung cancer as well?
Stay A While, Or Not
Most people want to be in and out of the hospital as quickly as possible and not have to come back. This also holds true for veterans.
Coping with COPD
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a group of lung diseases that includes emphysema and chronic asthmatic bronchitis. As the airways are damaged in this group of diseases, airflow is blocked during exhalation and breathing becomes harder and harder.  
Mapping Your Lungs
A few years ago, starting on a road trip meant packing a folding paper map. Now, 3-D satellite images are at our fingertips on smartphones to plan the route and show what’s up ahead. What if we could also map a path through our lungs?