Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary DiseaseInfo Center

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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.
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.