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Getting a Head Start on COPD Treatment
Early detection of a disease can lead to better treatment. A new way to detect Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease ( COPD ) may let doctors get an early start on treatment.
Getting to the Roots of COPD
The origins of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease ( COPD ) may be found in the blood. A new study shows how smoking causes immune system cells to travel into lung tissue.
Childhood Smoke Exposure Increased COPD Risk
Cigarette smoke can stay with you long after it clears the room. Children exposed to cigarette smoke have a greater risk of developing Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease ( COPD ).
COPD Gets More Predictable
Inflammation is common in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease ( COPD ). Researchers are now using inflammation to better predict COPD mortality. Using biological indicators of inflammation, in addition to established predictors of COPD mortality, may improve COPD mortality prediction. Improving the mortality prediction will give the patient a more accurate time line of survival, which is important for treatment purposes and for the quality of life for the COPD sufferer. Ask your doctor about risk factors associated with COPD . The study was led by Bartolome Celli , M.D., from...
Climate Change Heating Up Respiratory Diseases
Mild winters and warmer weather year round may have some negative side effects. A new position paper believes that climate change will be responsible for even more respiratory disease cases.
COPD Sufferers Should Skip the Salami
Think twice about that side of bacon during breakfast if you have Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Cured meats may be linked with increased hospital readmissions for COPD patients.
Is Your Lung Connected to Heart Failure
Poor lung function may be more than just a symptom of respiratory disease. A new study has shown a link between lung function and the increased risk of heart failure.
Zapping Better Than Cutting
Chronic  obstructive pulmonary disease ( COPD ) is commonly seen with lung cancer, because both diseases usually result from smoking. Patients who have COPD often have complications after lung cancer surgery.
Extra-Fine Inhalers Ineffective Against COPD
Combating inflammation is an important step in treating Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease ( COPD ). Sometimes a drug is successful but like anything, there are risks.
FDA Advises Approval for New COPD Drug
More relief from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease ( COPD ) is just around the corner. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recommended approval for a new COPD drug.