Health News

From Burning Wood to Burdensome Breathing
As summer approaches, you're probably not thinking about lighting up your fireplace. But here's something to think about the next time cold weather rolls through: burning wood in your home could be damaging your lungs.
What's Keeping COPD Patients Down?
People with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) suffer from depression more often than others. As depression can worsen the health status of COPD patients, it's important to know which patients are most at risk.
COPD May Worsen with Allergies
Many patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) experience episodes called exacerbations in which their symptoms get worse. New research suggests that allergies may add to these symptoms.
COPD Med Closer to Pharmacy Shelves
For patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), breathing can become a difficult task. Once diagnosed, many COPD patients are treated with medications. And now these patients soon may have another treatment option.
Macrolides and Heart Attacks
We think of antibiotics as something that will only bring us health – not harm. However a recent study is exploring a potential connection between a specific antibiotic and heart troubles.
Sick of the Heat
Everybody wants to keep cool during the heat of the summer. New research shows that beating the heat may be especially important for the elderly with breathing problems.
Lung Disease Double Whammy
Although chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) can be avoided in many cases, it remains one of the leading causes of death in the United States. COPD patients with another lung condition may have an even higher death risk.
Taking Steps to Improve COPD
Exercise is part of many programs to help patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) breathe more easily. However, it can be hard to tell how much exercise these patients are getting.
COPD Rx Closer to Approval
A medication's journey from creation to approval is a long one. One new COPD medication may be nearing the end of that journey.
50-Year Trends in Smoking Related Deaths
Too many people have died from smoking-related illnesses in the past 50 years. But there is good news: quitting smoking starts the healing process and immediately begins to reduce the risks of smoking-related disease.