Health News

Most Polluted Cities in the US
The American Lung Association released a list of the most polluted cities in the US.
Six Minutes Walking to Predict Lung Disease Death
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is a condition for which the cause is not known. Seeing how far a person can walk in six minutes may help doctors and patients understand the condition better.
How Obesity Affects Health
Besides tobacco use, obesity is the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the United States.
Looking Ahead for Pulmonary Fibrosis Patients
Patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis have not had many treatment options to improve their quality of life. Results of clinical trials due in 2014 may change that.
COPD Tied to Quality of Life
Though a certain group of lung diseases can often be prevented, the conditions are still common among US adults and may be more so among certain groups, says a new study.
Leading Causes of Death in the US for 2010
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a report about the leading causes of death for the general US population.
Healthy Holiday Tips
With most of the country already in the heart of winter, here are some tips for staying healthy this holiday season and into the new year.
Improving Endurance in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Patients
Pulmonary fibrosis can lead to shortness of breath and a decreased ability to exercise. A recent study looked at how rehabilitation affects measures of exercise ability.
FDA Approves New Inhaler for COPD
The FDA has approved a new inhaler for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Antibiotic Use in Infancy Could Increase Risk of Asthma
The number of people with asthma has significantly increased over the last three decades. Different medical exposures during infancy may have something to do with the rising number.