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Daily Aspirin Might Ease COPD Flare-Ups

Daily Aspirin Might Ease COPD Flare-Ups

By Steven Reinberg, HealthDay ReporterMONDAY, March 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Many Americans take a daily low-dose aspirin to protect their hearts. Now it appears aspirin may also reduce flare-ups of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease...
Posted 03/07/2019
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Flu Shot Crucial for Those With COPD

Flu Shot Crucial for Those With COPD

By Steven Reinberg, HealthDay ReporterMONDAY, Jan. 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- If you suffer from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a flu shot can be a lifesaver. But many of the millions with the lung condition don't get it,...
Posted 02/14/2019
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Why Are So Few COPD Patients Getting Vital Rehab Treatment?

Why Are So Few COPD Patients Getting Vital Rehab Treatment?

By Robert Preidt, HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Nov. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Only a fraction of the millions of people who could benefit from post-hospital rehab for COPD are doing so, new research shows.COPD is a progressive, debilitating...
Posted 12/20/2018
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Zapping Airway Nerves May Help COPD Patients Breathe

Zapping Airway Nerves May Help COPD Patients Breathe

By Steven Reinberg, HealthDay ReporterTUESDAY, Sept. 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Thousands of Americans struggling with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may have a new treatment option to help them breathe easier.COPD, which is often...
Posted 11/29/2018
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What are you thankful for?

What are you thankful for?

As the year comes to a close, many of us at MyCOPDTeam are reflecting on the year and what we're thankful for. Living with COPD isn't easy, but taking a moment to share gratitude with the community can help boost spirits. To share what you're...
Posted 11/20/2018
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How to Beat Triggers That Make You Crave a Cigarette

How to Beat Triggers That Make You Crave a Cigarette

TUESDAY, Oct. 30, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- When Rafe Poirrier smoked cigarettes, he smoked as soon as he woke, after eating, while driving, and whenever he took a break at work."I think my favorite (part) was socializing -- hanging out...
Posted 10/30/2018
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AHA: Lung Scans of COPD Patients Can Reveal Heart Disease -- and Death Risk

AHA: Lung Scans of COPD Patients Can Reveal Heart Disease -- and Death Risk

TUESDAY, Oct. 2, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- People with the chronic lung disease known as COPD often get chest CT scans so that doctors can look inside their lungs.A new study is advising physicians to also take a careful look at the...
Posted 10/26/2018
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Using Oxygen for COPD

Using Oxygen for COPD

Oxygen therapy for COPD can bring new daily challenges. At the same time, oxygen may reduce exacerbations and sudden shortness of breath. The cords may tangle, the parts must be washed, and a delivery schedule must be maintained. The ups and downs...
Posted 10/18/2018
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COPD Patients May Breathe Easier With Tai Chi

COPD Patients May Breathe Easier With Tai Chi

Pulmonary rehabilitation requires trained staff and specialized facilities. The new study found that tai chi could be a low-cost, easily accessed alternative for some patients.By Robert Preidt, HealthDay ReporterMONDAY, April 9, 2018 (HealthDay...
Posted 10/09/2018
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Replace Fear-Based Thinking with Love-Based Thinking

Replace Fear-Based Thinking with Love-Based Thinking

"Every time you're making a choice, ask yourself if it's going to cultivate the experience of unity and love or the experience of separation and stress." – Deepak Chopra We all experience fear. When it comes to living with a chronic condition like...
Posted 09/05/2018
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