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What NOT To Say About Health Issues

04.22.2014 · Posted in COPD caregivers

Part of living a healthy lifestyle is surrounding yourself with positive people who can help you to stay on track and maintain your goals. Whether encouraging one another’s dietary choices, helping friends stay motivated with fitness, or lending support through difficult health challenges, what we say and do to maintain social support with friends and ...

Can diet make a difference in respiratory health?

04.22.2014 · Posted in copd nutrition

In a clinician’s office it’s not uncommon for patients to ask a doctor about the effects of certain dietary choices on their wellbeing. When it comes to medical concerns such as weight management, heart health, bone strength and the immune system, food and drink choices are often a realistic and tangible place to start if ...

Aspirin Tied to Fewer Deaths in COPD Flares

04.21.2014 · Posted in COPD - Medications and Treatment

High platelet counts in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbations were linked to elevated mortality, which being on an antiplatelet drug appeared to counteract, an observational study showed. Thrombocytosis, found in 12% of COPD patients admitted for exacerbations, was associated with 2.37-fold elevated in-hospital mortality and 53% elevated 1-year mortality (P=0.005 and P=0.030, respectively), Michelle ...

Ginseng can help treat and prevent influenza and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)

Ginseng can help treat and prevent influenza and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), a respiratory virus that infects the lungs and breathing passages, according to research findings by a scientist in Georgia State University’s new Institute for Biomedical Sciences. In a recent issue of Nutrients and an upcoming publication of the International Journal of Molecular Medicine, Sang-Moo Kang ...

Free samples of prescription drugs are costly to patients, study says

04.18.2014 · Posted in COPD - Getting Good Health Care

Free samples of prescription drugs may seem like a great deal for patients. But even when doctors think they’re doing patients a favor by handing out the freebies, the real beneficiaries are the drug manufacturers, according to new research in the journal JAMA Dermatology. Medical groups have grown increasingly wary about free drug samples, and ...

Internet use may cut retirees’ depression

04.18.2014 · Posted in COPD - Living With It

Spending time online has the potential to ward off depression among retirees, particularly among those who live alone, according to research published online in The Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences In the article “Internet Use and Depression Among Retired Older Adults in the United States: A Longitudinal Analysis,” the authors report ...

What’s That Rash?

04.17.2014 · Posted in Other Health Concerns

Got Skin Problems? Is your skin itching, breaking out, covered in a rash, or playing host to strange spots? Skin inflammation, changes in texture or color, and spots may be the result of infection, a chronic skin condition, or contact with an allergen or irritant. You can learn to recognize common adult skin problems. Yet, ...