Health News

COPD Flute Not a Fluke
Many Americans occasionally wake up so congested it is difficult to breathe. Imagine experiencing that every morning, day and night. That is the life of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
America is Up In Smokes
Tobacco use is the most preventable cause of death in the United States, yet so many Americans choose to continue day after day. The rates are slowly declining, but by how much?
Old Drug is New Again
Sudden coughing attacks for patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) can be a frightening, life-threatening event. These are usually brought on by bacterial infections.
Lungs and Fitness Heating Up
Outdoor activities are usually a summer staple. It's great to be outside, but record-breaking heat requires protective strategies to keep things fun, fit and safe.
COPD's Matrix
"You can checkout any time you like, but you can never leave." That is the scenario for smokers who develop COPD.
Label Warnings Updated for Chantix
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officials have approved an updated drug label for smoking cessation medication varenicline (Chantix) with stronger warnings.
New Puffing Powder Approved for COPD Therapy
A new therapy for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Up in Smoke
There's no question that the wildfire sweeping across drought-stricken areas of the United States can be devastating. New research suggests that more than your property is at risk.
Fractures in COPD Patients Linked to Inhaled Corticosteroids
Women in menopause are more likely to have bone fractures than men. A recent medical review indicates that older men with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who use inhaled-corticosteroids can join women with the bone fracture risk.
Gasping for Air
"I couldn't breathe, I could barely walk, and felt like I was going to collapse or pass out when I did." "I can't stand but for a couple minutes, or walk very far that I am not gasping for breath." "Everything feels like it’s a hill I have to climb, but don’t have the energy, and breath to do it. I am really trying to have a more positive attitude, maybe I need a swift kick in the butt!" All of these individuals - writing on a patient support forum  - are talking about what it's like for them to live with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD.