COPD: Not Just a Smoker's Disease
"I stopped smoking years ago, but a lung-function test…showed that I had COPD," says actor and comedian Robert Klein. And that's the reality of smoking: every cigarette damages your lungs a little more and raises your risk of COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder.
Vitamin D Won't Ward Off COPD Symptoms
It's turns out that the suspected link between low levels of vitamin D and an increased risk of sudden symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) simply isn't true.
Computing COPD Diagnosis in a New Way
Men (and women) who are or have been heavy smokers usually have a heavy chance of developing some sort of often deadly lung disease. Research suggests that a cancer detection screening method may be the best way to ID another killer.
Heart Health and COPD
Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) don't just need to worry about their lungs. In order to maximize the quality of life, they also need to monitor their heart health.
Ozone and your lungs
Before you step outside on a sunny day for a run, think about taking precautions for your health. Sure, you stretched, but did you check the day's ozone level?
FDA approves CFC-free COPD spray
This week, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced its approval of a new inhaler for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Young COPD Patients Retire Early
There is some bad news in a tough economic climate. About forty percent of people who suffer from chronic pulmonary obstructive disease (COPD) are forced to retire early due to their health.
COPD Patients At Greater Heart Disease Risk
Not all chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients are at the same risk. A recent study has found that COPD patients with reduced lung function are more likely to develop heart disease.
Overly Thin COPD Patients at Added Risk
Being underweight isn't healthy in general, but it can be especially dangerous for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease patients.
Fires Flare Up Asthma and COPD Attacks
The summer of 2011 is one for the record books. This hottest and driest summer in recent memory has led to many forest and home fires. These fires can lead to more asthma attacks and worsen respiratory conditions in those most sensitive in the population.