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Advice for COPD/Emphysema Patients from Dr. Petty


March 19, 2010
Dr Petty Memoriam
National Emphysema Foundation loses close friend, early advocate.

July 19, 2009
The Normal Lung
The Magnificent Lungs (Understanding the lungs and the role they play in your life)

July 19, 2009
When You Can’t Sleep
Insomnia, that is, the inability to fall asleep and stay asleep at appropriate times is a very common problem.

July 19, 2009
Will They Ever Find a Cure for Asthma?
As a clinician and clinical scientist, and one who likes to speak to public groups, I am often asked the question, which is the title of this month’s newsletter.

July 19, 2009
It’s Never Too Late to Stop Smoking
Almost everyone knows of the harmful effects of tobacco smoke. It has been conservatively estimated that regular smokers of cigarettes sacrifice seven years of life.

July 19, 2009
Is Prednisone a Friend or Foe?
Probably just about everyone who reads this monthly Newsletter knows about prednisone.  Prednisone is in a class of drugs called corticosteroids, related to the cortisone group of medications.

July 19, 2009
Assessment of the Patient — Your Evaluation as a Possible COPD Patient
Here is a personal checklist that will enable you to determine whether you should consult your physician.

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