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Telling White Lies

Telling White Lies

Have you ever told a white lie to be kind, to protect the feelings of others, or maybe to simply avoid stigma? You're not alone.For some living with a chronic condition, telling a white lie can be a way to save one's strength. Sometimes it's...
Posted 06/25/2019
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Community Support

Community Support

Hi everyone, my name is Chris. I think it was 2015 or so that I joined MyCOPDTeam, and from day one I have enjoyed every minute of my time spent on the site. Some days I check in four or five times, and other days I don't check in at all. But...
Posted 06/25/2019
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What Knowledge Can Do

What Knowledge Can Do

When I was first diagnosed, I was under the impression that COPD was a death sentence... and in a short time. I was experiencing depression, and I knew I had to find a way out of that. I started to research COPD. I wanted to learn everything I...
Posted 06/13/2019
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What Christy Turlington's COPD Diagnosis Does for the Rest of Us

What Christy Turlington's COPD Diagnosis Does for the Rest of Us

When supermodel Christy Turlington revealed she had emphysema, a wave of empathy and validation washed over the COPD community. “Wow. Even her, too?”Three things happen for us when a celebrity opens up about a diagnosis and shares the fact of...
Posted 06/06/2019
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Say "No" by Saying "Yes" to Something Else

Say "No" by Saying "Yes" to Something Else

Saying "no" with grace and honesty can be challenging. Sometimes our fear of ending a conversation awkwardly or letting a friend or relative down can nudge us into saying "yes" to things that are difficult for us. When managing a chronic...
Posted 06/05/2019
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Putting Yourself First

Putting Yourself First

Have you ever put someone’s else’s needs ahead of your own? We all do it - we’re human, after all. There is a name for this generous tendency. Economists refer to this situation, when one person's well-being cannot be improved without making...
Posted 05/16/2019
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Are You Afraid to Say No?

Are You Afraid to Say No?

Yes. No. I mean – maybe? Well, okay. Have you ever wanted to be able to say "no" without feeling guilty? Without feeling you're letting someone down? Many of us struggle with disappointing anyone with a 'no.' At the same time, those two letters,...
Posted 05/01/2019
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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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