March 23, 2014
Mobile App May Help Chronic Lung Disease Patients Avoid Risky Environments
Mobile devices, coupled with wearable or environmental sensors, may provide chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients with the timely and valuable information they need to avoid high-pollution environments.
December 17, 2012
Protecting Yourself from Cold Air
For people living with emphysema, chronic bronchitis or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), cold air may worsen symptoms.
November 05, 2012
Preparing for Flu Season
For people living with emphysema and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), flu season can be a particularly stressful time.
January 16, 2012
Dust Storms Increase Emergency Hospital Admissions for COPD Patients
Dust storms have an adverse effect on emergency hospital admissions for people suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to a recent study out of China.
June 11, 2012
Exposure to Air Pollution Increases Hospitalizations in COPD Patients
Short- and long-term exposure to air pollution in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or other respiratory diseases can lead to increased risk of hospitalizations.
April 09, 2012
Early Exposure to Tobacco Smoke May Increase Risk of COPD in Women
Children exposed to environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) have more than double the risk of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) later in life, according to a recent study published in the journal Respirology.
April 02, 2012
Combat Allergy Season
For the 36 million Americans who suffer from seasonal allergies, the time has come to close the windows and stock up on tissues.
March 24, 2010
Early Exposure to Secondhand Smoke May Increase Risk for Emphysema
New research from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health suggests that children who are exposed to secondhand smoke face a higher risk of developing early emphysema as they mature into nonsmoking adults.