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COPD (INACTIVE)

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Top COPD (INACTIVE) Articles

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  • Medication Manager: What you need to know about: Inhalers

    Whether you're dealing with asthma or another respiratory condition, such as reactive airways, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, an inhaler can be an invaluable tool for the prevention or treatment of episodes that...
  • Are you short of breath?

    It may be a simple case of asthma or a serious heart condition. Here's when to report it. You take a brief walk up some stairs and find yourself straining to catch your breath. Are you developing bronchitis, or an even more serious health problem?...
  • The doctor is in...your pocket: Is smartphone device that diagnoses disease a pipe dream?

    Hazel -- as we'll call her -- knew something was wrong when, in her mid-50s, she started to feel short of breath at the slightest exertion. Over the next few months, she felt increasingly achy, but several medical visits and an X-ray suggested only...
  • Virginia group working on end-of-life planning for terminal patients

    Virginia group working on end-of-life planning for terminal patients
    At age 87, Stanley R. Ballou Jr. had multiple medical conditions and required nursing home care. He endured several infections and associated emergency hospitalizations. "Each time he lost a little more ground. There were more and more heroics on each...
  • Atención asmáticos sobre sus inhaladores

    Atención asmáticos sobre sus inhaladores
    Atención asmáticos: La FDA ha emitido un alerta dejando saber a los consumidores que los últimos dos inhaladores que contienen clorofluorocarbonos (CFCs en inglés) y que son dañinos de la capa de ozono, serán retirados del mercado a finales de este año....
  • Rising temperatures increase health risks

    Rising temperatures increase health risks
    Summer is almost here, and with it likely some blistering hot days. A recent study suggests the elderly should beware when the temperature spikes, because they face an increased risk of winding up in the emergency room short of breath on those days. And...
  • Herb Reed dies at 83; founder of the Platters

    Herb Reed dies at 83; founder of the Platters
    Herb Reed was in his 20s when he founded the Platters in Los Angeles in 1953, naming his vocal group after the term used by radio DJs for the vinyl records of the day. Well into the digital download era — and into his 80s — Reed was still...
  • Deanne Barkley dies at 82; pioneering TV executive

    Deanne Barkley dies at 82; pioneering TV executive
    Deanne Barkley, who broke through the glass ceiling in network television to become an influential executive in the early 1970s, when few women had the power to develop prime-time programs, died April 2 in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. She was 82. The cause...
  • Evanston man rappels 27 stories of Loop hotel for lung health

     
    Ralph Marol of Evanston was among 90 people who stepped over the edge 278 feet above State and Lake Streets in Skyline Plunge! Chicago on …...
  • What drugs are going generic this year and next

    What drugs are going generic this year and next
    Dozens of brand-name prescription drugs are losing their patent protection, allowing generic versions to enter the market and consumers to save 30 to 80 percent on those medications, said David Belian, director of media relations for the Generic...
  • Water exercise boosts endurance in COPD

    Water exercise boosts endurance in COPD
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Water workouts may trump land-based exercise for people with chronic lung disease and other health problems, according to a small study. Australian researchers found that exercising in a pool boosted physical endurance and...