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November is COPD Awareness Month: Have You Been Screened?

November is COPD Awareness Month: Have You Been Screened?
It’s November and that means it is time to honor those who have been touched by chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). That’s right! This month is National COPD Awareness Month, and it serves as an opportunity for organizations and communities raise awareness for COPD and those who suffer from it.… Read More
 

Become an Advocate for COPD Awareness this November

Become an Advocate for COPD Awareness this November
For many, November represents more than just a time to give thanks with family and friends. It’s National COPD Awareness Month, a special event sponsored each year by the COPD Coalition. This is a time when organizations and communities across the country can collaborate in an effort to bring attention… Read More
 

8 COPD Warning Signs You Need to Know

8 COPD Warning Signs You Need to Know
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a serious and potentially fatal lung condition that affects many people. Many people are not even aware that they have COPD until it becomes a serious problem. COPD can have symptoms similar to those of colds and minor infections and most people do not… Read More
 

Learn How to Overcome COPD-Related Stress

Learn How to Overcome COPD-Related Stress
Are you living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)? Patients living with this condition learn that their symptoms can change depending on a diverse range of factors. However, one factor that can be overlooked is the stress (or anxiety) you’re dealing with at the time. With the correct know-how, you… Read More
 

What Does Mayo Clinic’s COPD Study Mean for Mobile Health?

What Does Mayo Clinic’s COPD Study Mean for Mobile Health?
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a serious issue in this country– in fact, it is the fourth-leading cause of death. It was for this reason that the low-impact pulmonary rehab program was developed. COPD clinical trials have shown that this program is effective at teaching patients how to stay… Read More
 

4 Daily Life Tips for Living with COPD

4 Daily Life Tips for Living with COPD
COPD is a really challenging condition to manage on a day-to-day basis, but that education is one of the most important things we can provide during COPD Awareness Month. It’s not uncommon for those diagnosed with this respiratory illness to struggle with feelings of hopelessness and desperation. Once the disease… Read More
 

That Growing Waistline Could Signal COPD in Your Future

That Growing Waistline Could Signal COPD in Your Future
On this blog, we’ve spent a lot of time discussing the benefits that can people living with chronic conditions (like these) can realize when they take steps to eat well and stay active. Research has provided more than enough solid evidence to support the old saying “treat your body like… Read More
 

New Class of Drug Shows Promise for COPD

New Class of Drug Shows Promise for COPD
Scientists are working to develop a new drug that uses a dual-pronged approach to treat respiratory diseases like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma. Their research has been published in the Lancet Respiratory Medicine. This new type of drug was designed to reverse the narrowing of the airways caused… Read More
 

6 Tips for Managing COPD Over the Holidays

6 Tips for Managing COPD Over the Holidays
The holidays can bring plenty of cheer –  they can also bring plenty of stress. This is especially true for people living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The fear of experiencing an exacerbation may even keep you from participating in this festive season at all.   You don’t want… Read More
 

Marine Compound Could Lead to Improved Drug Therapies for COPD

Marine Compound Could Lead to Improved Drug Therapies for COPD
Pharmaceutical researchers working at the University of Florida have discovered a new marine compound, which they believe could pave the way to vastly improved drug therapies for pulmonary diseases like COPD. Instead of just being used to manage their symptoms, this marine compound could actually be able to inhibit the… Read More
 
 
 

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