HOPE for COPD

134 Flips | 5 Magazines | 1 Following | 71 Followers | @HOPEforCOPD | After being diagnosed with this terribly misunderstood disease in 2011, I made it my personal mission to spread awareness, and help educate COPD patients, caregivers, and medical professionals. This magazine is meant provide practical and important information for COPD patients. Information on COPD, easy recipes, gentle exercise, articles from the "spoonie" community about living with chronic illness and more.

When Your Friend Is Chronically Ill: 25 Ways You Can Be Helpful

Scott Griessel-Creatista/PhotoSpin<p>Unfortunately it is all too common for people who want to help a chronically ill friend to miss the mark.<p>It's …

Finding Points to a Cause of Chronic Lung Disease

Scientists have long suspected that respiratory viruses — the sort that cause common colds or bronchitis — play a critical role in the long-term …

Mushroom workers contracted lung disease after inhaling tiny particles of chicken manure

Two mushroom workers contracted lung disease after breathing in tiny particles of chicken manure, doctors have revealed.<p>The patients, a 56-year-old …

Are clinical risk scores for COPD useful?

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the second most common cause of emergency admission to hospital in the UK and one of the most costly …

Review: Opioids Reduce Breathlessness in COPD

Review: Opioids Reduce Breathlessness in COPD<p>(HealthDay News) — In chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), opioids can improve breathlessness, …

LifeMap Solutions and Mount Sinai – National Jewish Health Respiratory Institute Launch COPD Navigator App Pilot Program

San Jose, California based LifeMap Solutions, a digital therapeutics provider startup subsidiary of BioTime, Inc., has launched a pilot program for …

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Alabama, second in nation for lung disease, offering eight-week supply of nicotine patches

Almost 10 percent of Alabama residents suffer from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, which is the nation's third leading cause of death, …

iPhone App to Help COPD Patients Self-Manage Their Disease

An Apple HealthKit-compliant iOS app designed to help patients monitor and manage the symptoms of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease will be …

COPD – Indoor Allergens & Pollutants

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, also known as COPD, refers to a group of diseases that cause airflow blockage and breathing-related problems. …

COPD Patients On Oxygen Therapy Should Be Warned Of Burn Risks

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Therapeutic Focus: Respiratory

Companies in the highly competitive respiratory market continue to crank out a steady stream of product launches while stockpiling the pipeline with …

COPD Takes Big Toll on Employment, Mobility in U.S.

THURSDAY, March 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The respiratory illness known as COPD takes a toll on mobility and employment, with a new report finding …

Five Leading Causes of Death from Dirty Teeth

OCEANSIDE, Calif., March 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- A lack of good oral hygiene is killing the elderly and the ailment is completely preventable, …

A bibliometric analysis of the 100 most influential papers on COPD | COPD

Wenchao Gu,1 Yaping Yuan,1 Hua Yang,1 Guangsheng Qi,1 Xiaoyan Jin,2 Jin Yan2<p>1Department of Respiratory Medicine, People’s Hospital of Shanghai, …

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Pet Birds, Indoor Air Quality and Pet Owners’ Health Discussed in New Online Video | Environmental XPRT

Phoenix, AZ, February 22nd, 2015 -- Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video. …

How Indoor Allergens & Pollutants May Impact those with COPD Discussed in New Video | Environmental XPRT

Phoenix, AZ, March 15th, 2015 -- Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video. …

Puerto Rico’s Air Quality Professionals Identify Indoor Allergens & Pollutants to Help those Suffering from COPD | Environmental XPRT

Bayamon, Puerto Rico, March 24th, 2015 -- In Puerto Rico, over 3% of the population suffers from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, also known as …

Drug Used to Treat COPD Becomes Less Effective Over Time

A drug used to treat severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) becomes less effective over time as patients develop a tolerance for the …

Osteoporosis drug shows promise as COPD treatment

Source: BSIP SA / Alamy<p>Alendronate, an osteoporosis drug, relieves symptoms of emphysema associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease by …

Flaxseed consumption reduces blood pressure in patients with hypertension by altering circulating oxylipins via an α-linolenic acid-induced inhibit... - PubMed

2014 Jul;64(1):53-9. doi: 10.1161/HYPERTENSIONAHA.114.03179. Epub 2014 Apr 28.<p>Flaxseed consumption reduces blood pressure in patients with …

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Glucosamine and Chondroitin: The OA Evidence Adds Up

Action Points<p>Evidence has been increasing in favor of the use of glucosamine and chondroitin in osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee, with a new …

Diet May Be As Important To Mental Health As It Is To Physical Health

We know that food affects the body -- but could it just as powerfully impact the mind?<p>While the role of diet and nutrition in our physical health is undeniable, the influence of dietary factors on mental health has been less considered. That may be starting to change.<p>For the first time, a report by …

Beyond the Paleo: new trendy diets from science | Dean Burnett

Photograph: ACE STOCK LIMITED / Alamy/Alamy<p>Mmm, delicious.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/3/17/1426593308006/4fb52083-3b9e-4612-8f5c-4733a8eb27c8-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: ACE STOCK LIMITED / Alamy/Alamy<p>Mmm, …

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Annual costs of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in Finland during 1996–2006 and a prediction model for 2007–2030

Article |<p>Open | Published: 26 March 2015<p>Fredrik Herse<br>• , Toni Kiljander<br>• & Lauri Lehtimäki<p><i>npj Primary Care Respiratory Medicine</i> <b>volume 25</b>, Article number: …

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Unfit for Work: The startling rise of disability in America | Planet Money

Listen to the story:<p>By Chana Joffe-Walt<p>In the past three decades, the number of Americans who are on disability has skyrocketed. The rise has come even as medical advances have allowed many more people to remain on the job, and new laws have banned workplace discrimination against the disabled. …

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