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Life's Simple 7: More Than Heart Health
The American Heart Association (AHA) has identified seven simple steps people can take to reduce their risk of heart disease. But new evidence suggests that the AHA's "Life's Simple 7" may wind up benefiting much more than patients' hearts. {C}
A New Option for Severe Asthma
Patients with severe asthma may soon have another treatment option to add to their current medications.
OK for New Asthma Rx
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Nucala (mepolizumab) for use with other asthma medicines for the maintenance treatment of asthma in patients age 12 years and older.
Combo COPD Rx Coming Soon
A newly approved medication could help the nearly 27 million COPD patients in the US breathe easier.
New COPD Rx Lands FDA Approval
EAST HANOVER, N.J., Oct. 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Novartis announced today that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the dual combination bronchodilator Utibron™ Neohaler® (indacaterol/glycopyrrolate) inhalation powder for the long-term maintenance treatment of airflow obstruction in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including chronic bronchitis and/or emphysema. It is not indicated to treat asthma or sudden symptoms of COPD.
New Test May Catch Asthma Early
A new diagnostic tool may help millions of Americans breathe a little easier.
Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Rx Combo Approved
Together, two medications for pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) may help patients even more than either pill alone.
Troubling Narcotic Use Found Among Older COPD Patients
Opioids are commonly prescribed to patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). But, for seniors with this condition, that may be a problem.
The Pill That Could Stop Asthma Attacks
Asthma patients who find themselves reaching for their inhalers all too often may now have another treatment option — in the form of a pill.
Why Lung Transplant Patients Should Watch Their Skin
A medication commonly prescribed to treat fungal infections in lung transplant recipients may wind up posing some unexpected risks.