Health News

Inhaler Linked to Increased COPD Deaths
Johns Hopkins-led research suggests using Respimat Soft Mist Inhaler to deliver tiotropium (Spiriva) to chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) patients is linked to a 52 percent increase in risk of death.
FDA: Chantix (varenicline) May Increase Cardiovascular Risk
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is notifying the public that the smoking cessation aid Chantix ( varenicline ) may be associated with a small, increased risk of certain cardiovascular adverse events in patients who have cardiovascular disease.
Non-invasive Ventilation Trumps Other Weaning Methods
Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may also suffer from chronic hypercapnic respiratory failure (CHRF).
COPD's Exercising Shines with Vitamin D
Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) often have difficulty exercising due to their diminished lung capacity.
Winning Confidence and Influencing Exercise
What does a little confidence do for a person? Well, a great deal. With confidence comes a willingness to display your stuff, do your thing, tackle your world, and shake your tail feathers.
Cigars, Cigarettes, Tiparillos, COPD?
All types of smoking is considered a major risk factor for developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), but not all smokers develop COPD.
COPD Walking the Walk, Talks the Talk
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and exercising is a bit of a catch 22. COPD makes it difficult to exercise, but without exercise COPD is destined to become more severe.
Broccoli: Tasty and Good for COPD
Everybody knows smoking is bad for you because it can give you lung cancer. What about chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)? COPD is usually caused by smoking too!
A New Pill to Swallow
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved roflumilast , a pill taken daily to decrease the frequency of flare-ups (exacerbations) or worsening of symptoms from severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease ( COPD ).
Diseases that May Go Hand in Hand
Patients who suffer from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) face a greater risk of developing shingles compared to those without COPD. The risk becomes even greater for those taking oral steroids for COPD.