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COPD News Today: A Look Back at 2017

With the holiday season in full swing, it’s the perfect opportunity to take a look back at 2017. It’s been a year full of ups and downs, and while there were definitely quite a few low moments, there were certainly quite a few highs. To celebrate the year that was,…

Once-a-day Triple Combo Inhaler for COPD Patients Favored for Approval in EU

A triple combination inhaler for people with moderate to severe adult chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) was recommended for approval and use across the European Union this week by CHMP, the scientific arm of the European Medicines Agency’s (EMA). CHMP’s official name is the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use.

7 Foods for Eating Well With a Chronic Lung Condition

Eating a healthy, balanced diet is essential for everyone, but for those living with a chronic lung condition, it is even more important to eat well. The food and drinks we consume can help us achieve better overall health and the nutrients can help protect the lungs against infection. MORE: …

4 Things to Consider Before Getting a Service Dog

Having a service dog can greatly enhance the life of someone living with a chronic disease. They allow patients to regain some of their independence by helping with small everyday tasks like opening and closing doors, fetching meds, acting as a prop or support as their owner stands, switching on lights and attracting attention…

9 Tips to Lower Your Risk of Lung Disease

Lung disease is one of the main causes of American deaths, second only to heart disease. While some lung diseases are genetic and unavoidable, following a healthy lifestyle and avoiding lung irritants can help protect you from developing many of them. We’ve put together a list of tips to help lower your risk of developing a…

A Beginner’s Guide to the Lungs: How They Work

Lungs are an essential part of the respiratory system that allow our bodies to receive oxygen. This is our most important ability, since every cell requires oxygen to function. We take in air through our nose or mouth, which then travels through our wind pipe and into our lungs. The…

AffloVest Can Help Clear Lung Mucus in COPD Patients

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2c3rtYfDsB0 This video from AffloVest shares that up to one in three people who have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) will also have bronchiectasis. It also explains how lung secretions (mucus) builds up in the bronchial airways in the lungs of bronchiectasis patients over time, which becomes a breeding ground for bacteria and germs…

4 Breathing Mistakes You’re Probably Making

We need to breathe to stay alive. For some of us, this process is simple and we don’t think too much about it. For others, it’s a constant struggle that requires a lot of concentration and effort. For all of us, it’s important we’re aware that there’s a right—and wrong—way…