Health News

New Test May Catch Asthma Early
A new diagnostic tool may help millions of Americans breathe a little easier.
Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Rx Combo Approved
Together, two medications for pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) may help patients even more than either pill alone.
Troubling Narcotic Use Found Among Older COPD Patients
Opioids are commonly prescribed to patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). But, for seniors with this condition, that may be a problem.
The Pill That Could Stop Asthma Attacks
Asthma patients who find themselves reaching for their inhalers all too often may now have another treatment option — in the form of a pill.
Why Lung Transplant Patients Should Watch Their Skin
A medication commonly prescribed to treat fungal infections in lung transplant recipients may wind up posing some unexpected risks.
What Statins Might Do for Lung Surgery Patients
A common cholesterol medication may make lung surgery a little bit safer.
Got Asthma? Get off the Couch
For some asthma patients, exercise can trigger shortness of breath and other related symptoms — but new evidence suggests that having asthma doesn't have to keep you out of the game.
6 Yoga Poses for COPD Patients
Coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, and heavy mucus production are among the symptoms of COPD. Yoga promotes relaxation and exercise, and may help give COPD patients some control over their breathing. Through breathing exercises, more oxygen is available for muscles in the body to do their job.
Common Types of Lung Disease
A cough that won’t go away, shortness of breath during normal activity, wheezing and chest pain. These may all be signs of a problem in the lungs. 
New COPD Treatment Approved
Ingelheim, Germany, 21. May 2015 – Boehringer Ingelheim today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved once-daily Stiolto™ Respimat® (tiotropium bromide and olodaterol) Inhalation Spray.