Health News

Smoggy City, Shorter Life?
You eat right, exercise often and try to stay healthy. But could the air quality where you live be working against you? Does what you breathe take years off your life?
Vitamins to Breathe
It's good to huff and puff after a hard work out. But too much wheezing and coughing could be a sign of a more serious breathing condition. Vitamin C could help with that.
Testing New Meds to Open Airways
Two main traits of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are a restricted airway and limited airflow to the lungs. While COPD is not reversible, medications can help patients breathe better.
Kids Can Get Used to Allergies
Exposure to an allergen in small doses enables some adults to adapt and breathe well again. With the help of two different techniques, the same may work for kids.
COPD Is More Than What the Surface Shows
An ongoing cough, lots of mucus, shortness of breath – these are all signs of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). But to properly diagnose COPD, patients must take a specific breathing test. Without this test, patients could be misdiagnosed.
Who Gets to Know They Have COPD?
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) affects millions of Americans. Unfortunately, millions more don't know they have the disease. According to a new study, race and gender may influence who gets diagnosed.
Simulator Teaches Asthma Inhaler Use
Proper use of inhalers can prevent asthma attacks. But often, patients with asthma do not learn how to correctly use their inhalers, leading to inconsistent dosing.
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.
Predicting Death from Sleep Apnea?
Patients with sleep apnea stop breathing, off and on, throughout their sleep cycle, which isn't the best way of getting a good night's rest.
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.