Oxygen therapy is like a p...

Tue, 01 Jul 2014 02:00:00 PDT – Oxygen therapy is like a prescription drug: Use it rationally An optimum amount of oxygen is Essential for the functioning and survival of all body tissues and even a few minutes deprivation can prove fatal. Read...

New national survey: COPD ...

Thu, 19 Jun 2014 02:00:00 PDT – New national survey: COPD patients may be putting themselves at unnecessary risk patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may need more education and better dialogue with their physicians to effectively manage the progressive respiratory condition and… Read...

Smoking cessation counseli...

Sat, 21 Jun 2014 00:00:00 PDT – Smoking cessation counseling during hospitalization could be cost-effective In a recent study published in Tobacco Control, researchers at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute have demonstrated the cost-effectiveness of the Ottawa Model for smoking Cessation (OMSC), an… Read...

Control of air pollution a...

Wed, 25 Jun 2014 00:00:00 PDT – Control of air pollution associated with lower death rates in North Carolina National and state air pollution controls that went into effect in the early 1990s coincide with decreasing death rates from emphysema, asthma and pneumonia among people in North Carolina, according… Read...

Physical activity associat...

Thu, 10 Apr 2014 02:00:00 PDT – Physical activity associated with lower rates of
 hospital readmission in patients with pulmonary disease Patients with chronic obstructive Pulmonary disease (COPD) who participated in any level of moderate to vigorous physical activity had a lower risk of hospital readmission within 30 days compared… Read...

Older people with COPD tak...

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 01:00:00 PDT – Older people with COPD taking benzodiazepines more likely to experience adverse respiratory outcomes A group of drugs commonly prescribed for insomnia, anxiety and breathing issues “significantly increase the risk” that older people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, need to visit… Read...
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