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Archive for March, 2009

Tuesday’s COPD Tune

03.30.2009 · Posted in Tuesday's Tunes

note from Karen: I know I said I’d be taking a break until April 1, but how could I stay away and miss Tuesday’s Tune? Tuesday’s Tune is brought to you by the creative efforts of EFFORTS Vice President Ann Lornie Thanks to Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes – “Up Where We Belong” Dedicated to ...

Eating, Swallowing and COPD

03.30.2009 · Posted in COPD - Living With It, copd nutrition

Patients with moderate to severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exhibit a disordered breathing-swallowing pattern that may account for their higher risk of aspiration pneumonia, according to new research from the University of Pittsburgh. In the first issue for April of the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Roxann Diez ...

Ask An Eye M.D. Free Public Service

03.30.2009 · Posted in COPD - Getting Good Health Care

(NAPSI) As part of its EyeSmart campaign to empower Americans to take charge of their eye health, the American Academy of Ophthalmology launched “Ask an Eye M.D.,” a new online service through which the public can submit questions about their eyes to a panel of ophthalmologists. “The Ask an Eye M.D. service will supplement the ...

Prescription For Health: A Dose Of Exercise

03.30.2009 · Posted in COPD - Exercise

(NAPSI) Here’s a statistic that might get you off the couch. Forty percent of U.S. adults-82.5 million people-are physically inactive. That’s why a nationwide effort is underway to get Americans moving. Launched by the American College of Sports Medicine in partnership with The Coca-Cola Company, the program is called Exercise is Medicine (EIM) and the ...

Are You Considering Omega-3 fatty acids, fish oil, alpha-linolenic acid supplements for COPD?

03.25.2009 · Posted in copd nutrition

Find the information you need on this page from the National Institutes of Health Dietary sources of omega-3 fatty acids include fish oil and certain plant/nut oils. Fish oil contains both docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), while some nuts (e.g., English walnuts) and vegetable oils (e.g., canola, soybean, flaxseed/linseed, and olive oil) contain ...

The American Dietetic Association has published evidence-based nutrition practice guidelines for registered dietitians on treatment of heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Both guidelines are available on ADA’s Evidence Analysis Library, www.adaevidencelibrary.com, which analyzes and summarizes the results of the best available research and offers recommendations for RDs to follow in their treatment of clients and patients. The intent of ADA’s guidelines is to support the integration of evidence-based dietetics practice and improve the quality of care. ...

Tuesday’s COPD Tune

03.24.2009 · Posted in Tuesday's Tunes

from the creative efforts of EFFORTS Vice President, Ann Lornie – with thanks to Dolly Parton and 9 to 5 Tumble out of bed and stumble to the kitchen; [Is my Spiriva causing this itchin'] And yawn, and stretch, and try to come alive. Stomp to the shower, and the blood starts pumping; Worried ’bout ...

COPDGene Study reached 3,000!

03.23.2009 · Posted in COPD - New Research and Findings

Established in April 2007, the COPD Research Registry began its presumably slow journey to recruiting individuals with COPD to support the COPDGene Study—a study that was awarded $37 million by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) to conduct a genome-wise association analysis to to identify the primary genes that determine why some individuals ...