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Archive for August, 2011

Safe Drug Use After a Natural Disaster – helpful information from the FDA

08.31.2011 · Posted in Emergency Preparedness, Weather and COPD

The Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) at the FDA offers the following information on the use of drugs that have been potentially affected by fire, flooding or unsafe water and the use of temperature-sensitive drug products when refrigeration is temporarily unavailable. ——————————————————————————– Drugs Exposed to Excessive Heat, such as Fire The effectiveness of ...

Future Climate Change May Increase Asthma Attacks in Children

08.31.2011 · Posted in COPD - air quality

Mount Sinai Medical Center press release Perry Sheffield, MD, Assistant Professor of Preventive Medicine, and her team of researchers have found that climate change may lead to more asthma-related health problems in children. Mount Sinai School of Medicine researchers have found that climate change may lead to more asthma-related health problems in children, and more ...

Beyond Pills: Cardiologists Examine Alternatives To Halt High Blood Pressure

08.31.2011 · Posted in Heart Health Awareness

University of Rochester Medical Center News Room More and more, patients show up to appointments with hypertension expert John Bisognano, M.D., Ph.D. carrying bags full of “natural” products that they hope will help lower their blood pressure. And like most physicians, Bisognano doesn’t always know if these products will do any good, or if they ...

Bird Flu rears its head again

08.31.2011 · Posted in COPD and Flu

The UN Food and Agriculture Organization Increased preparedness and surveillance urged against variant strain 29 August 2011, Rome – FAO today urged heightened readiness and surveillance against a possible major resurgence of the H5N1 Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza amid signs that a mutant strain of the deadly Bird Flu virus is spreading in Asia and ...

Preparing for Power Outages – Helpful Information from the COPD Foundation Blog

08.31.2011 · Posted in Weather and COPD

Last week’s freakish weather caused quite a stir here at the COPD Foundation’s DC office – earthquake?! hurricane?! The bizarre sequence of events left us anxious and unsettled. What if we experience flooding? Fallen branches? Power outages? We talked about the potential outcomes and how we planned to prepare. Then we wondered… What about those ...

Aging Authorities Differ on Tweaks to Social Security’s Benefit Structure

08.30.2011 · Posted in Woman's Health

The Gerontological Society of America press release Experts agree that financial constraints and an aging population will require America to modify its Social Security system, but some also find that pushing back the eligibility age could be a major concern for those who rely on the program the most. The consequences — both positive and ...

It’s official: chocolate is good for your heart!

08.30.2011 · Posted in copd nutrition, Heart Health Awareness

British Medical Journal Press Release The World Health Organisation predicts that by 2030, nearly 23.6 million people will die from heart disease. However, lifestyle and diet are key factors in preventing heart disease, says the paper presented today by Dr Oscar Franco at the ESC Congress 2011. A number of recent studies have shown that ...

Foods rich in protein, dairy products help dieters preserve muscle and lose belly fat: study

08.30.2011 · Posted in copd nutrition

New research suggests a higher-protein, lower-carbohydrate energy-restricted diet has a major positive impact on body composition, trimming belly fat and increasing lean muscle, particularly when the proteins come from dairy products. The study, published in the September issue of the Journal of Nutrition, compared three groups of overweight and obese, but otherwise healthy, premenopausal women. ...

USDA Offers Livestock and Pet Safety Tips In Advance of Hurricane Irene

08.27.2011 · Posted in Emergency Preparedness

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is issuing guidance for residents in states who have livestock and pets that might be affected by Hurricane Irene. USDA is offering these tips to help residents protect the health of these animals in the event of power outages, flooding and other problems that could be associated with the storm. ...