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Carol Shares Her Story About Decades of Misdiagnosis

From copdstore.com

Often COPD is regarded as a "smoker's disease", with most of the population believing that those with COPD knowingly engaged in risky behavior that resulted in their illness. It's not just the general population that holds this belief, it is often physicians as well.

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A better way to manage COPD?

From king5.com

More than 11 million Americans have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD. But an estimated 24 million may have it and not know it because they mistake some of the symptoms as signs of just getting older. There is no cure for COPD but doctors are testing out a new…

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Leonard Nimoy's Daughter Julie Shares Her Story

From copdstore.com

Some say that even quitting heroin is easier than quitting smoking. Back in the 50's and 60's no one knew the dangers of smoking, and there were even some ads that touted smoking as a healthy practice. It was during this era of misinformation that Leonard lit his first cigarette…

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2 months

Evaluating Walking Devices for Use by Patients with COPD

From hcplive.com

For patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), using a frame with wheels, handlebars, and a built-in seat resulted in the longest distance walked and the most time spent walking, according to findings published in the journal Respirology.

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3 months
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The Ultimate Guide to Mastering Your COPD Management Today

From copdstore.com

How to Harness The Power Of Better Health Through Medications Just like with any sickness or disease, medications are used to treat a myriad of symptoms to minimize their effects to get you healthy quicker. COPD is no different, COPD drugs are used to treat shortness of breath, control wheezing…

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3 months
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Lung Institute | The Best and Worst Places to Live with COPD

From lunginstitute.com

There is more than just air quality to study when considering if your town is friendly to someone living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The best and worst places to live with COPD are judged based on the availability of hospitals and pulmonary rehabilitation programs. Of course, air quality…

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1 month
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Yoga Program Matches Conventional COPD Rehab

From medpagetoday.com

MONTREAL — A supervised yoga program proved as effective as conventional pulmonary rehabilitation for patients with stable chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a small clinical trial showed. The 6-minute walk test, Borg dyspnea scale, and self-rated dyspnea all improved significantly from baseline to 12 weeks among patients who received yoga…

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3 months

Less Than One-Fifth of Doctors Do Required Test for COPD

From hcplive.com

If post-bronchodilator spirometry is required for the diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), why doesn't every single primary care physician do it? A University-based Primary Care Clinic (PCC) analysis revealed that only 19% of patients with COPD had undergone spirometry testing, which determines how well the lungs work by…

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3 months
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