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How Do Hospice and Palliative Care Differ? Information from NIH Senior Health

09.11.2014 · Posted in COPD - Patient Resources

Palliative care and hospice care both address comfort at the end of life, but there are important differences. Find out what those are. See what palliative care involves. See what hospice care involves. To learn more, watch “Exploring End-of-Life Care Options” (video).   The information on End of Life was developed for NIHSeniorHealth by the ...

Flour Identified as Main Cause of Occupational Asthma in France

09.08.2014 · Posted in asthma awareness

 European Lung Foundation press release Flour has been identified as the main cause of occupational asthma in France, closely followed by cleaning products.  A new study, which was presented at the European Respiratory Society’s International Congress today (07 September 2014), analysed all cases of occupational asthma in France. The research, which is the largest of ...

COPD Patients Call for Health Professionals to Discuss Care Needs in Life-Threatening Illnesses

09.08.2014 · Posted in COPD - Living With It

European Lung Foundation press release Patients with COPD would like healthcare professionals to discuss palliative care needs in more detail, according to a new study. Palliative care refers to care that is focused on making a person comfortable and relieving symptoms, rather than treating a condition. It is often connected with end-of-life care; although it ...

COPD Foundation Enrolls First Patient in Patient-Powered Research Network, First Step in Advancing COPD Research

COPD Foundation news release Celebrating its 10th anniversary, THE COPD FOUNDATION (COPDF) announces today that it has enrolled the first patient in the COPD Patient- Powered Research Network (COPD PPRN), one of 29 health data networks connected to PCORnet, the NATIONAL PATIENT-CENTERED CLINICAL RESEARCH NETWORK. Funded by the PATIENT-CENTERED OUTCOMES RESEARCH INSTITUTE (PCORI), this new ...

If you have gout, what foods should you avoid?

09.04.2014 · Posted in copd nutrition

Gout is a form of arthritis that causes sudden and intense pain and swelling in the joints, most often those in the lower part of the body. If you have gout, eating certain foods may aggravate your condition. See what foods to avoid if you have gout. Learn more about the causes and risk factors ...

New Classification System for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Reflects Updated Assessment and Therapy

09.02.2014 · Posted in COPD - Learn More Breathe Better

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is the third leading cause of death in the United States, and of the top 5 causes of death, it is the only one that increased in incidence between 2007 and 2010. Two doctors, Umur Hatipoglu, MD, and Loutfi S. Aboussouan, MD, of the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine ...

Debunk the Junk – 10 red flags to help you sort specious nutrition advice from the good stuff

09.02.2014 · Posted in copd nutrition

News from Tufts University Honest-to-goodness nutrition news is actually pretty rare. “Nutrition is not a science of breakthroughs,” explains Professor Jeanne Goldberg, G59, N86, founder and director of the Friedman School’s Nutrition Communication Program, which trains professionals to explain research findings in ways that the public can understand. Nutrition research often moves the needle only ...

Miniature lung grown by scientists to test cancer drugs

08.27.2014 · Posted in COPD - lung cancer

German scientists have developed a miniature lung designed to personlize drug treatments for lung cancer patients. The researchers say the device will give doctors a way to more accurately pinpoint the most effective treatment options by testing different drugs on their patients own cancer cells. Matthew Stock reports. Watch this video from Reuters - click ...