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Having Asthma Could Double Your Risk of a Heart Attack

11.24.2014 · Posted in asthma awareness, Heart Health Awareness

What does asthma, an inflammatory disease of the lungs that causes breathing problems, have to do with your heart? According to new research, active asthma can double the risk of a cardiovascular event like a heart attack, stroke, or related condition, and taking daily medication for asthma can increase the risk of a cardiovascular event by 60 ...

What’s Cooking? USDA Mixing Bowl!

11.20.2014 · Posted in copd nutrition

Now available, What’s Cooking? USDA Mixing Bowl! This new interactive tool is designed to help educators, health professionals, community leaders, and consumers find nutritious and budget-friendly recipes. The extensive collection taps into consumer enthusiasm for recipes and promotes cooking at home as a key strategy for encouraging Americans to eat healthier meals. What’s Cooking? USDA ...

Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc. and the COPD Foundation Expand COPD Together Campaign to Empower Family Caregivers

11.14.2014 · Posted in COPD caregivers

COPD Foundation Press Release Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Sunovion) and the COPD Foundation today launched an expansion of the COPD Together campaign, which educates caregivers about recognizing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) progression and taking a more active role in the “shared care” team along with healthcare professionals. COPDTOGETHER.COM, an essential resource for caregivers and their ...

COPD experts warn Medicare penalties will hurt vulnerable patients

11.14.2014 · Posted in COPD - Getting Good Health Care

Lungg disease experts say that new policies concerning hospital readmissions for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease will penalize vulnerable patients. Last week, the federal government announced fines for more than 2,600 hospitals because too many Medicare patients being treated for certain conditions are being readmitted within 30 days of being sent home. An analysis by University ...

November is COPD Awareness Month – Information from the American Thoracic Society

11.11.2014 · Posted in COPD - Learn More Breathe Better

COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, is an umbrella term for a lung disease that includes emphysema, chronic bronchitis, or a combination of both. These conditions make it difficult to empty air out of the lungs, and they cannot be fully reversed. Overtime, the symptoms patients experience—shortness of breath, cough, fatigue, and sometimes excessive mucous ...

Leading lung health organizations release first-ever evidence-based patient care guidelines in prevention of acute exacerbations of COPD

The American College of Chest Physicians press release The American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST) and the Canadian Thoracic Society (CTS) announced today the release of Prevention of Acute Exacerbation of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: American College of Chest Physicians and Canadian Thoracic Society Guideline in the journal CHEST. The guideline, a first of its ...

Fun Photos: Vintage cold and flu ads

10.16.2014 · Posted in COPD and Flu

            Cold and flu remedies get passed down from generation to generation. Sometimes the cure-all is chicken noodle soup, sometimes it’s a liquid with a bit more, well, kick. The Cephos Company advertised a powder as a remedy for headaches, colds and cases of the nerves. Each packet contained caffeine ...