Regular exercise is your friend if you suffer with COPD. Find out how exercise can ease your symptoms and help you spend less time in the ER.
Can breathing in wood smoke from your fire pit or bonfire harm your lungs? Learn about the dangers of wood smoke and get seven tips for outdoor fire safety.
It’s a sad fact that people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, better known as COPD, have trouble doing what connects us to life – they can’t easily breathe. Find four common myths about this condition, as well as tips to cope.
We know to guard our skin against frostbite by covering up when we go outside in sub-freezing temperatures. But extreme cold also can impact your vital organs. Find out how you can protect yourself.
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Despite what people may believe, anxiety and depression are not a natural part of aging — and no one has to accept them. Experts say mental health issues are often tied to medical problems.
Have you ever bent over to grab something only to be paralyzed by sharp back pain? If you haven’t had a fall or experienced any other trauma and you’re beyond age 60, another possible reason is a compression fracture. It’s more common in postmenopausal women, but it can happen in men too.
Doctors someday might diagnose lung cancer through a simple blood test – which would enable detection of the disease at an earlier stage and could result in more effective treatment. Such a blood test could be the ultimate result of new research that found people with non-small cell lung cancer have different chemicals in their blood called metabolites than people who … Read More
Doctors and researchers are testing a new procedure that doesn’t involve surgery to help patients with a devastating lung disease called chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). COPD, which encompasses a group of conditions, is permanent lung damage that gets worse over time. The two most prevalent forms of COPD are chronic bronchitis and emphysema. People with … Read More
In treating cancer, staging is important because it directly impacts the chance of being cured. When it comes to lung cancer, there are different types of diagnostic tests used to determine the stage as well as how stage 1 and 2 lung cancer are defined. The good news is that if it is detected in … Read More
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, is a respiratory illness that progressively damages the lungs. Approximately 23 million men and women in the United States have COPD. COPD takes two forms: chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Both cause airway blockage, resulting in shortness of breath, chest tightness, a chronic productive cough and/or wheezing. Laboring to breathe … Read More