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7 All-Natural Stress Relief Techniques for COPD Sufferers

16 Jan 2018
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7 All-Natural Stress Relief Techniques for COPD Sufferers

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.

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3 New Year’s Resolutions That Can Help Your COPD

4 Jan 2018
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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)?

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Frail and Have COPD? Get Stronger, Get Better

14 Dec 2017
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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.

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Enjoy Your Hobbies: Staying Active with COPD

7 Dec 2017
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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.

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People with COPD Show Improvement with Solid Social Support


Recent research investigated whether having a good social support network makes a difference in whether someone with a lung disease engages in healthy behaviors.

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Celebrate Respiratory Care Week

19 Oct 2017
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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.

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Not Sure About Cellular Therapy? U.S News & World Report Says They Heal the Body

12 Oct 2017
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This blog discusses the recent US News & World Report article about the benefits of cellular therapy and the treatments offered.

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COPD and Memory Loss

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…

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Have a Happy and Healthy Labor Day

31 Aug 2017
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Have a happy, healthy Labor Day

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.

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