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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, ...

Thunderstorms may increase sleep apnea, asthma or emphysema

04.17.2014 · Posted in Weather and COPD

Can thunderstorms really create breathing problems for those of you with sleep apnea, asthma or emphysema? A 2010 Harvard study raised that possibility. John Pertzborn talked to Dr. Joseph Ojile of the Clayton Sleep Institute about what he has found. Ojile said it is unkown why it occurs, but sleep apnea issues increase during storms. He ...

April Is Irritable Bowel Syndrome Awareness Month

04.10.2014 · Posted in Other Health Concerns

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is an often misunderstood and underdiagnosed condition that affects about 15.3 million people in the United States. No one remedy works for all patients, so the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is working to bring more treatments to the market. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is an often misunderstood and underdiagnosed condition ...

Running geese give insight into low oxygen tolerance

04.10.2014 · Posted in COPD - New Research and Findings

University of Exeter News A new study into how the world’s highest flying bird, the bar-headed goose, is able to survive at extreme altitudes may have future implications for low oxygen medical conditions in humans. An international team of scientists recently tracked the bar-headed goose while it migrated across the Himalayas. Now they have shown ...

NIH funds influenza research and surveillance network

04.10.2014 · Posted in COPD and Flu

NIAID-supported centers integrate research to improve pandemic preparedness Influenza scientists at five sites in the United States are to receive funding from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) to collaborate with investigators around the globe in a network designed to advance understanding of influenza viruses and how they cause disease. In addition ...

12 Spring Superfoods, From Leeks to Beets

04.06.2014 · Posted in copd nutrition

Cauliflower, beets and pistachios all make the list. Here’s why. We’ve been waiting for you, spring. And it’s felt like forever. To celebrate, try this: Make your meals match those bright colors outside – blue, yellow, green, you name it. A colorful plate isn’t only tasty, it’s good for you. These, the superfoods of spring, ...

9 Highly Effective Solutions For Seasonal Allergies

04.06.2014 · Posted in COPD - Allergies

Surviving sneeze season If you, like 50 million other Americans, suffer from this perennial pest, you probably think you’ve tried it all. You’ve taken the do-nothing approach, optimistic your hay fever would vanish on its own. You’ve tested out-there “cures” that worked for your aunt’s best friend’s brother (but alas, not for you). And from ...