Author Archives: Marisa Wexler MS

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…