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Stem Cell Therapy vs. Lung Transplant

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Lung transplants are often recommended to individuals in the last stage of their disease. In most situations, a lung transplant is prescribed to a person when it is suspected that they will not survive another year. Typically, good candidates for a lung transplant are in their 40s or younger and in good health, with the…

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Lung Transplant Survival Rates

21 Nov 2014 | Under COPD, Lung Transplant, Treatments | Posted by | 0 Comments
Lung Transplant Survival Rates

What Happens after the Transplant? For people with a very severe form of lung disease there are very few options for treatment. Lung diseases like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), interstitial lung disease or pulmonary fibrosis, are terminal and have no known cure. Even with the availability of alternative treatments like stem cell therapy, some…

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Quit Smoking for One Day. Quit Smoking for Life.

20 Nov 2014 | Under Lifestyle Modifications, Lung Disease | Posted by | 0 Comments
Quit Smoking for One Day. Quit Smoking for Life.

One Day at a Time This year on November 20th, we are hoping to help individuals change their lives. As the date of the Great American Smokeout sponsored by the American Cancer Society, we hope that November 20th will be the start of a smoke-free life for individuals all over the world. We believe that…

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Having COPD and Related Conditions

Having COPD and Related Conditions

There Might Be More Than Just COPD Going On…. Can you have more than just COPD? To answer the question directly, yes! If you or someone you know suffers from the devastating effects of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), then you are all too familiar with the ongoing symptoms that can occur. The horrible coughing,…

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World COPD Day | Take The Quiz

19 Nov 2014 | Under COPD | Posted by | 1 Comment
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Today is November 19, 2014 or World COPD Day!  World COPD Day is organized annually by the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD). They partner with healthcare professionals, educators and the general public who want to alleviate the hardships that those with COPD face. The first COPD day was held in 2002 and…

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The Role of COPD and Death

18 Nov 2014 | Under COPD, Lifestyle Modifications, Lung Disease | Posted by | 0 Comments
The Role of COPD and Death

Talking About the Final Stage of COPD November is National COPD Awareness Month and all month long we have been talking about a number of articles discussing the effects of COPD. With such a chronic lung disease, there is a darker side to the condition that does have to be discussed. COPD has no cure…

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Lung Disease: Can I Get COPD If I’ve Never Smoked?

17 Nov 2014 | Under COPD, Lifestyle Modifications | Posted by | 0 Comments
Lung Disease: Can I Get COPD If I've Never Smoked?

Smoking May Not Be The Only Cause… Suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) can lead to some pretty nasty business for your lungs. COPD is basically a disease that never stops growing, it will always be with a person for the rest of their life. This chronic lung disease ranges from mild to severe…

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How Can Your Biological Sex Contribute to COPD?

How Can Your Biological Sex Contribute to COPD?

Your Biological Sex as a Risk Factor for COPD For many years, it has been assumed that men are the primary target of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is an umbrella term that is used to encompass chronic lung diseases such as chronic bronchitis and emphysema. These conditions often leave sufferers…

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How Does Race Affect COPD?

14 Nov 2014 | Under COPD, Lung Disease | Posted by | 0 Comments
What is the effect of COPD on race?

Race and COPD—Do They Relate? We often go through our lives failing to consider individuals of other races, ethnicities and socioeconomic backgrounds. Or rather, it is not that we don’t consider them, but we either live in the silo of individuals who believe everybody is the same—a group of people based in equality, but blinded…

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