Author Archives: Marisa Wexler MS

Disinfectant Use May Increase Nurses’ Risk of COPD, Study Finds

Use of chemical disinfectants might increase the risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in nurses, a study suggests. The study, “Association of Occupational Exposure to Disinfectants With Incidence of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Among US Female Nurses,” was published in the journal JAMA Network…

Expanded Diagnostic Criteria Needed for COPD, Study Suggests

The criteria used to diagnose chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) should be expanded beyond measurements of lung function, a new study suggests. The study, “COPDGene 2019: Redefining the Diagnosis of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease,” was published in the Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases: Journal of the COPD…

Good Fitness Cuts Risk of COPD, Long-term Study Suggests

Having good heart and lung fitness in middle age reduces a person’s risk of developing, or dying, from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a new study shows. The results were published in the journal Thorax, in an article titled, “Midlife cardiorespiratory fitness and the long-term risk…