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July 06, 2015
Living Well With COPD: Challenges and Options
Affecting more than 15 million individuals in the United States, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is one of the leading causes of disability among adults ages 65-74.

June 09, 2014
For COPD Patients, Early Diagnosis Is Key
According to a recent article published in the International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, “New Developments in the Assessment of COPD: Early Diagnosis Is Key,” the majority of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are not aware of their condition...

June 02, 2014
Children with Severe Asthma at Greater Risk of Developing COPD
Children with severe asthma may be at greater risk for developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) during adulthood.

April 08, 2013
New Research May Improve Emphysema Treatment
Researchers may have discovered a way to investigate the complex pathological features of emphysema, thus improving research surrounding the cause of the disease and...

January 30, 2012
Study Finds That Many Ignore Symptoms of COPD
While Americans’ awareness of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) continues to rise, many of those at risk don’t talk to their doctor about symptoms.

October 31, 2011
Risk of COPD Exceeds That of Heart Failure and Cancer
Twenty-seven percent of individuals aged 35 and older are likely to develop chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) at some point in their lives, meaning that the risk of developing the disease now exceeds that of developing congestive heart failure, acute heart attack and several common cancers.

July 25, 2011
Rheumatoid Arthritis May Increase Risk of COPD
People with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) may be twice as likely as healthy people to develop chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to a recent study presented at the European League Against Rheumatism annual conference in London.

June 03, 2010
University of Michigan Begins New Research for Emphysema & Other COPD
The University of Michigan Health System will start two new multi-center research studies that seek to improve diagnosis and treatment for millions of people affected by emphysema, chronic bronchitis and other lung diseases.

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