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5 Types of Daily Meditation for COPD

4 Apr 2014
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Many people view meditating as a form of religious or spiritual practice, but in can also be performed for a variety of personal reasons and can have positive benefits on your health. Individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or other forms of lung disease that also practice meditation have reported an improved sense of…

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Why Do We Climb? Fight for Air Stair Climb 2014

24 Mar 2014
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Why Do We Climb? Fight for Air Stair Climb 2014

This past weekend, the Lung Institute participated as a proud sponsor of the Fight for Air Stair Climb, an event hosted by the American Lung Association in support of lung disease research, education and prevention. The stair climb happens in tall buildings in different cities across the United States. Often, firefighters and law enforcement participate in the…

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7 Things You Need to Know about Sleep and COPD

10 Mar 2014
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If you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), you know that difficulty breathing isn’t limited to daylight hours and often interferes with sleep. Effects of this loss of quality sleep can range from mild to chronic fatigue. People with COPD are more likely to develop insomnia, nightmares and daytime sleepiness than the general population. About 50% of COPD…

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Smoking and the Heart

25 Feb 2014
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Smoking and the heart

Smoking and the Heart In “The Relationship between COPD and Heart Problems,” we discussed how shortness of breath is associated with both chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and heart disease, and how to tell which disease is causing this symptom.  But what about another link between the two diseases? What about cigarettes, smoking, and the heart?…

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Join Us in the Fight for Air Climb

18 Feb 2014
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What is the Fight for Air Climb? The Lung Institute is a proud sponsor of the American Lung Association’s annual fundraiser,”Fight for Air Climb” to support research and advocacy programs for lung disease prevention. This is the second consecutive year that the Lung Institute has participated in the Fight for Air Climb and hopes to…

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Let’s Talk about Sex and COPD

4 Feb 2014
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Let's Talk about Sex and COPD

Sex and COPD With Valentine’s Day around the corner, you may be thinking about that special someone a little more often and your mind might be wandering to the subjects of sex, love and intimacy. Every relationship defines love a little differently. To one person, the act of showing meaningful affection might mean a night…

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Flu Season 2014 Has Peaked, But You’re Not in the Clear Yet!

27 Jan 2014
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How to Be Prepared for Flu Season 2014 If you are diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema, chronic bronchitis or pulmonary fibrosis you probably already know that a yearly flu shot is essential no matter how prepared you feel. If you are hearing, or are using, the same tired excuse between sneezes, “It’s just the flu…it will pass,” you need…

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