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Talking to the Doctor About Treatment Harms – Why these essential conversations aren’t happening

05.18.2015 · Posted in COPD - Getting Good Health Care

Whether preparing to undergo sensitive surgery or facing the prospect of spending a night in the hospital, patients often lack a critical piece of information to make an informed medical decision. “Risks are not being adequately discussed by physicians with their patients,” says David Magnus, director of the Stanford Center of Biomedical Ethics in Stanford, ...

CMU researcher: E-cigarette vapor could lead to emphysema

05.18.2015 · Posted in COPD - Living With It

Central Michigan University news College of Medicine’s Neeraj Vij finds bronchial cells react to vapor Like tobacco, e-cigarettes affect a smoker’s lungs and long-term exposure could lead to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease – more commonly known as COPD or emphysema – according to the latest research by Central Michigan University College of Medicine’s Neeraj Vij, ...

How ‘Healthy Diets’ Have Changed Over The Decade

05.12.2015 · Posted in copd nutrition

If you’re confused about all the conflicting dietary and nutritional advice out there, you’re not alone. Every week, it seems as if researchers are learning something new about the foods that will help us stay mentally sharp, slender and disease-free — as well as those foods that will make us sluggish, soft and bed-ridden. There’s ...

The 15 Best Allergy-Easing Supplements

05.07.2015 · Posted in COPD - Allergies

Pollen counts are OUT OF CONTROL in many parts of the country. Luckily, the right supplements can help. Bromelain eases nasal and sinus swelling and helps thin mucous, for starters. Learn about these 15 science-backed supplements to help ease your allergies – from Rodale – click here   .   ...

Can’t Get Enough Air?

05.05.2015 · Posted in asthma awareness

news from National Jewish Health One in four Americans suffers from a serious, chronic or life-threatening respiratory disease. An accurate diagnosis is critical for proper care. If you have shortness of breath with chronic cough, throat clearing, sporadic hoarseness or wheezing, you may have vocal cord dysfunction (VCD), which is often misdiagnosed as asthma. Learn ...

NIH Featured Website for May – Allergens and Irritants

05.05.2015 · Posted in COPD - Allergies

Allergens and Irritants This website can help you survive the seasons by learning more about asthma, allergies, and the common substances that trigger breathing problems. Get tips on preventing exposure to irritants such as cigarette smoke, cockroaches, animals, pollen, and dust mites, so you can keep breathing easier. click here   . ...

Millions of U.S. Chickens Have Bird Flu. Are Humans At Risk? Experts answer questions about the avian flu outbreak in the American Midwest.

05.04.2015 · Posted in COPD and Flu

Millions of chickens and turkeys have been killed in the Midwest this week in a desperate attempt to stop the spread of bird flu. On Friday afternoon, Iowa Governor Terry Branstad declared a state of emergency after four new poultry farms tested positive for the virus. The outbreak, which appears to be the deadliest for ...