Health News

Drinking Lowers COPD Risk?
A college degree may earn you more money and moderate drinking may be good for your heart. To lower risk of COPD , however, a mix of college and a little drinking may be just the thing.
Lung Cancer Check Advised for COPD Patients
A diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease ( COPD ) often is the end result of a lifetime of smoking. So should  COPD patients want to get a checkup for lung cancer as well?
Stay A While, Or Not
Most people want to be in and out of the hospital as quickly as possible and not have to come back. This also holds true for veterans.
Mapping Your Lungs
A few years ago, starting on a road trip meant packing a folding paper map. Now, 3-D satellite images are at our fingertips on smartphones to plan the route and show what’s up ahead. What if we could also map a path through our lungs? 
Is COPD Causing Your Sleepless Nights?
Many people with COPD report not getting enough good sleep, which leads to daytime exhaustion and sleepiness. Now there is new research to support these claims.
Cigarettes Smoked Calendar
Whether smokers go through a pack a day or just a couple of cigarettes, it may be important for patients to keep track of how much they light up.
Breathe Right With Antibiotics
Coughing fits and trouble breathing may become less of an issue among COPD patients. Antibiotics could come to the rescue.
Heart Checks With CT Scans
Being careful about smoking or hanging in smoky places certainly helps monitor your COPD . But how do you tell if things will keep going south?
Nutrition Supplement Helps COPD Patients
Some nutritional supplements can actually do the body good, particularly among those with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD.
Beloved Sesame Street Puppeteer Dies
Long before Twilight and True Blood, Count von Count was the most famous vampire on TV — and millions of children learned to count with him daily. Now his voice, Jerry Nelson, has died.