Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary DiseaseInfo Center

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A New Safe and Effective COPD Treatment
There is no cure for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease ( COPD ) but there are new treatments. A new once daily treatment shows promise in improving lung function in COPD sufferers.
Emphysema Gets the CSI Treatment
Sometimes researchers act like detectives when it comes to diseases. By exploring the “crime scene” of emphysema, a new study gets to the root of the disease.
Blood Pressure Medicine Fighting COPD
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease ( COPD ) is a lifelong ailment. Recent discoveries from unlikely places, like blood pressure medicine, may make living with COPD much easier.
COPD Treatment a Clinical Trial Success
Patients with moderate-to-severe COPD may have a new treatment option on the way. A new drug has been generating positive results in clinical trials and could improve lung function and ease symptoms.
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.
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.
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.
Heart Health and COPD
Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) don't just need to worry about their lungs. In order to maximize the quality of life, they also need to monitor their heart health.