The official blog of the Lung Institute.
If we don’t cope with stressful life events positively, the Mayo Clinic reports that we risk the development of conditions such as high blood pressure, heart disease, and diabetes. However, for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), stress can have an even more negative effect.
Every year, 41 percent of Americans make some type of New Year’s resolution. What kinds of resolutions can you make if your goal is to improve your chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)?
A recent study in England focused on elderly patients with chronic lung diseases and found that patients considered frail were twice as likely not to complete a rehabilitation program. But, those who DID complete the program showed improvement compared to non-frail subjects.
Though every hobby is a bit different, there are a few actions you can take with each one that allows you to enjoy it the best you can while still looking after your lungs.
Recent research investigated whether having a good social support network makes a difference in whether someone with a lung disease engages in healthy behaviors.
Most anyone with a diagnosed lung disease has probably worked with a respiratory therapist. They teach people to manage how to live with chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD), asthma, and other lung diseases.
This blog discusses the recent US News & World Report article about the benefits of stem cells and the treatments offered.
Scientific Findings about COPD and Memory Loss In the 1990s researchers at the Mayo Clinic studied the connection between lung function and dementia risk. Since then, more recent studies have indicated an increased risk of memory loss and dementia as a result of diminished lung function and chronic lung disease. A 15-year study published in 2011 suggested that…
Labor Day is traditionally the unofficial end of summer. It’s a chance for friends and family to come together and enjoy bonding and camaraderie. For someone with COPD, Labor Day may be just another day of labored breathing. So, this year, if you have COPD or any lung disease, celebrate Labor Day and try and create a special moment.