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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.
Interoffice Memo: Smoking Ban Reduces ER Visits
Much has been noted about cleaning houses for allergy and asthma attack prevention. Now workplace air quality is eyed as a way to further reduce the suffering of those with respiratory difficulties. 
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.
Human Lung Stem Cell Does All the Tricks
Which three properties does a cell have to have to be called a stem cell? It has to be self-renewing, able to form into different types of cells and capable of carrying across to another person.
Children With Cystic Fibrosis Benefit From Exercise
Children and teens with cystic fibrosis (CF) often have difficulty exercising due to their diminished lung performance.
Treating Infant Lung Disease
Ureaplasma bacteria, a primitive infection not normally tested for unless women are seeking fertility treatments, can also be passed from mother to child.
BPA Exposure a No No for Pregnant Women
I want to say one word to you. Just one word: PLASTICS. In the late 60's, this famous buzzword was all about investment riches. Now, the formerly harmless little word has bad boy legs: PLASTICS.
Rein in Antibiotic Resistance
Kids on ventilators often develop infections because the breathing tubes provide an easy route for bacteria to get stuck in the respiratory tract.
Red Rover Red Rover Asthma Pill Come Over
Many parents struggle to get their asthmatic children to properly use their steroid inhalers. Hope has arrived. A groundbreaking new study reports that asthma management may be getting a lot easier.
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!