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How a Healthy Diet Could Benefit Your Lungs
As if boosting heart health and cutting cancer risk weren't good enough reasons to eat a healthy diet, new evidence suggests that chowing down on healthy fare may also help keep your lungs healthy.
Pulmonary Disease May Increase Lung Cancer Risk
Medical conditions that affect breathing can take an immediate toll on health and may set the stage for other serious problems later in life.
FDA Approves New Lung Disease Medication
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new medication for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Healthy Diet for Healthier Lungs in COPD
There are treatments for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). However, there is no cure for the condition. But that doesn't mean that patients with COPD can't take personal steps to improve their disease-related health.
FDA Approves New COPD Treatment
The FDA has approved a new treatment to help COPD patients breathe easier.
Benzodiazepines and COPD May Be a Bad Combination
COPD causes difficult breathing, which can lead to anxiety and insomnia. A new study says a common type of medication used to ease these symptoms may not be the best option for those with COPD.
COPD Rx Closer to Approval
A medication's journey from creation to approval is a long one. One new COPD medication may be nearing the end of that journey.
Breathing Better Together
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, is a long-term disease consisting of damage in the tissue of the lungs or in the airways. COPD encompasses two diseases - emphysema and chronic bronchitis - and is almost always the result of years of cigarette smoking. The disease is a common one. According to the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP), more than 5 percent of American adults suffer from COPD. COPD tends to set in between ages 50 and 70. ACCP reports that numbers are highest among women between ages 65 and 74, with a 10.4 percent rate of COPD. Symptoms include sh...
Beloved Sesame Street Puppeteer Dies
Long before Twilight and True Blood, Count von Count was the most famous vampire on TV — and millions of children learned to count with him daily. Now his voice, Jerry Nelson, has died.
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?