COPD May Worsen with Allergies
Many patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) experience episodes called exacerbations in which their symptoms get worse. New research suggests that allergies may add to these symptoms.
Climate Change Heating Up Respiratory Diseases
Mild winters and warmer weather year round may have some negative side effects. A new position paper believes that climate change will be responsible for even more respiratory disease cases.
Ozone and your lungs
Before you step outside on a sunny day for a run, think about taking precautions for your health. Sure, you stretched, but did you check the day's ozone level?
Fires Flare Up Asthma and COPD Attacks
The summer of 2011 is one for the record books. This hottest and driest summer in recent memory has led to many forest and home fires. These fires can lead to more asthma attacks and worsen respiratory conditions in those most sensitive in the population.