Pulmonary DiseaseInfo Center

So Far So Good For Artificial Trachea Transplantee
An artificial windpipe is giving real hope to one patient. A follow-up on the first artificial trachea transplant recipient shows the patient living a normal and happy life.
Factors to Consider in COPD Patients
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is made up of several diseases that affect the lungs. A new study shows what role a disease associated with COPD plays in the health of patients.
Know Enough About COPD?
You can call it Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease or COPD but no matter, it's a true killer. While COPD's profile has risen recently, a new study says not enough people know the risks or symptoms of COPD.
Girls with Asthma Are More Likely to be Depressed
Asthma in children can limit some normal everyday activities, but it may also affect their emotional state as well. A new study indicates that girls with asthma may be more likely to suffer from depression.
'Walk This Way' to Reduce Blood Pressure
Walking is a great low-impact exercise that can lead to better health. A new study shows that a walking test can predict if a patient's pulmonary hypertension will worsen.
Early Lung Cancer Diagnosis Linked to COPD
Two of the world's biggest killers are linked and new ways are needed to combat them. New research shows early detection of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) can lead to better diagnosis of lung cancer.
Childhood Asthma is a Community Affair
Visiting your family doctor is an obvious decision in handling your child's asthma. A new report says that care should extend past the doctor's office and into the community.
Vitamin D Won't Ward Off COPD Symptoms
It's turns out that the suspected link between low levels of vitamin D and an increased risk of sudden symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) simply isn't true.
Computing COPD Diagnosis in a New Way
Men (and women) who are or have been heavy smokers usually have a heavy chance of developing some sort of often deadly lung disease. Research suggests that a cancer detection screening method may be the best way to ID another killer.
Treating Pulmonary Hypertension
A critical protein has been found to have a serious impact on lungs exposed to air pollution or smoking. Blocking that protein may be an effective way to prevent narrowed blood vessels and pulmonary hypertension.