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Physical activity found to decrease risk of early death in COPD

From sciencedaily.com

Any amount of moderate to vigorous physical activity can effectively reduce the risk of dying after hospitalisation for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to a new study. The research, published today in ERJ Open Research, significantly adds to the mounting evidence that physical activity should be used to monitor…

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almost 3 years
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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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about 3 years
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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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about 3 years
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Researchers Report that Antioxidant Vitamins Reduce COPD Risk

From copdnewstoday.com

In a new study entitled " The effect of dietary antioxidant on the COPD risk: the community-based KoGES (Ansan-Anseong) cohort ", the authors report that antioxidant vitamins have a beneficial effect on the risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and lung function. The study was published in the open…

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about 3 years
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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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about 3 years

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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about 3 years

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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about 3 years
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Closer look: vitamin D deficiency may worsen COPD

From vitamindcouncil.org

Recently, a study conducted by the journal Respiratory Research found that vitamin D deficiency accelerates and intensifies specific disease features of COPD in mice. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a condition characterized by chronic inflammation of the airways. Individuals with COPD experience a progressive restriction in their expiratory airflow…

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over 3 years
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