Coping with COPD
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a group of lung diseases that includes emphysema and chronic asthmatic bronchitis. As the airways are damaged in this group of diseases, airflow is blocked during exhalation and breathing becomes harder and harder.
Mapping Your Lungs
A few years ago, starting on a road trip meant packing a folding paper map. Now, 3-D satellite images are at our fingertips on smartphones to plan the route and show what’s up ahead. What if we could also map a path through our lungs?
Is COPD Causing Your Sleepless Nights?
Many people with COPD report not getting enough good sleep, which leads to daytime exhaustion and sleepiness. Now there is new research to support these claims.
Cigarettes Smoked Calendar
Whether smokers go through a pack a day or just a couple of cigarettes, it may be important for patients to keep track of how much they light up.
Breathe Right With Antibiotics
Coughing fits and trouble breathing may become less of an issue among COPD patients. Antibiotics could come to the rescue.
Heart Checks With CT Scans
Being careful about smoking or hanging in smoky places certainly helps monitor your COPD . But how do you tell if things will keep going south?
Nutrition Supplement Helps COPD Patients
Some nutritional supplements can actually do the body good, particularly among those with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD.
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.
Cough and Bladder Control in COPD
Millions of American have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) - one of the most common lung diseases. With COPD affecting so many people, how does it affect our quality of life?
New Drug for COPD Symptoms
A new drug has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration to help treat the symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).