Health News

Breathe Easier with Acupuncture
Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years. Even though modern science has yet to confirm the usefulness of this ancient medicine, it looks like acupuncture may help patients with a common lung disease.
Bacterial Infection Makes COPD Worse
Many diseases are caused by or related to infections. Likewise, infections can worsen almost any disease, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease ( COPD ) - one of the most common lung diseases.
COPD Education Program Goes Awry
When patients receive education and self-management tools for their disease, they usually have better outcomes. But what if those tools seem to hurt rather than help?
Secondhand Smoke Does Hurts Kids
Kids may not appear to develop conditions from secondhand smoke when they’re being exposed to it in childhood. But, they can still experience respiratory problems later in life.
How Does American Air Quality Fare in 2012?
The American Lung Association (ALA) has released their State of the Air for 2012. Is the city you live in one of the best or worst when it comes to air pollution?
Heart Health Could Predict COPD Fate
A quick heart test could go be very useful for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease ( COPD ) patients. Heart health could help predict how long COPD patients may live.
Deadly Dozen for COPD Patients
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease ( COPD ) is deadly enough without help. In a new study, 12 diseases in particular had the strongest association with increasing the risk for COPD patients.
What Does the Future Hold for COPD?
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease is a lifelong disease with serious health and financial complications. Luckily, there is hope in new treatments for COPD .
Getting a Head Start on COPD Treatment
Early detection of a disease can lead to better treatment. A new way to detect Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease ( COPD ) may let doctors get an early start on treatment.
Getting to the Roots of COPD
The origins of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease ( COPD ) may be found in the blood. A new study shows how smoking causes immune system cells to travel into lung tissue.