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COPD Education Program Goes Awry
When patients receive education and self-management tools for their disease, they usually have better outcomes. But what if those tools seem to hurt rather than help?
Secondhand Smoke Does Hurts Kids
Kids may not appear to develop conditions from secondhand smoke when they’re being exposed to it in childhood. But, they can still experience respiratory problems later in life.
How Does American Air Quality Fare in 2012?
The American Lung Association (ALA) has released their State of the Air for 2012. Is the city you live in one of the best or worst when it comes to air pollution?
Heart Health Could Predict COPD Fate
A quick heart test could go be very useful for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease ( COPD ) patients. Heart health could help predict how long COPD patients may live.
Deadly Dozen for COPD Patients
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease ( COPD ) is deadly enough without help. In a new study, 12 diseases in particular had the strongest association with increasing the risk for COPD patients.
What Does the Future Hold for COPD?
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease is a lifelong disease with serious health and financial complications. Luckily, there is hope in new treatments for COPD .
Getting a Head Start on COPD Treatment
Early detection of a disease can lead to better treatment. A new way to detect Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease ( COPD ) may let doctors get an early start on treatment.
Getting to the Roots of COPD
The origins of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease ( COPD ) may be found in the blood. A new study shows how smoking causes immune system cells to travel into lung tissue.
Childhood Smoke Exposure Increased COPD Risk
Cigarette smoke can stay with you long after it clears the room. Children exposed to cigarette smoke have a greater risk of developing Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease ( COPD ).
COPD Gets More Predictable
Inflammation is common in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease ( COPD ). Researchers are now using inflammation to better predict COPD mortality. Using biological indicators of inflammation, in addition to established predictors of COPD mortality, may improve COPD mortality prediction. Improving the mortality prediction will give the patient a more accurate time line of survival, which is important for treatment purposes and for the quality of life for the COPD sufferer. Ask your doctor about risk factors associated with COPD . The study was led by Bartolome Celli , M.D., from...