True or False? Get the facts about COPD.

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COPD is the third leading cause of death and affects roughly 24 million Americans. However, there are many misconceptions floating around about this disease. To help clarify some of the misinformation, the CHEST Foundation has created an infographic to bust some of those COPD myths and replace them with facts: https://foundation.chestnet.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/COPD-MYTHBUSTER-2-22.pdf

Traveling with Supplemental Oxygen

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Summer vacation time is here, but people with COPD often feel reluctant to travel far from home. However, with proper preparation, even the patients who use supplemental oxygen can safely and easily travel wherever they wish to go, even by air. Here are a few tips: Speak to your doctor about your travel plans. Contact your airline, bus/train carrier or … Read More

Avoiding COPD Complications in the Summer

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For people with COPD, summer heat and humidity can worsen their COPD symptoms, including shortness of breath and bronchospasms. However, while we cannot control the weather, we can control our environment and exposure to the summer heat – here are a few tips on preventing serious summertime complications: Stay cool – if possible, stay indoors in air-conditioned areas. When driving, … Read More

World No Tobacco Day: Tobacco and Lung Health

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Every year on May 31, the World Health Organization (WHO) and global partners celebrate the World No Tobacco Day. The annual campaign is designed to raise awareness of the harmful effects of tobacco use and to discourage the use of tobacco in any form. This year’s theme is “tobacco and lung health,” focusing on the negative impact that tobacco has on … Read More

When to get a cough checked out

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A cough is a common symptom of multiple conditions. Some conditions go away on their own, such as a common cold, while others, such as pneumonia, require medical attention and medication. How do you know when you should go see a doctor about your cough? That depends on multiple factors, including how long your cough has persisted and the symptoms … Read More