7 All-Natural Stress Relief Techniques for COPD Sufferers

Stress is a natural part of life as, at one time or another, we all face tense or anxious situations. A loved one dies. We get divorced. We have money troubles. We’re the victim of a crime. If we don’t cope with these types of life events effectively, the Mayo Clinic...

3 New Year’s Resolutions That Can Help Your COPD

Every year, 41 percent of Americans make some type of New Year’s resolution. There’s no better time to make this level of commitment either because it gives you an entire 12 months to change the behaviors that you feel are somehow inhibiting your quality of life. What...
Frail and Have COPD? Get Stronger, Get Better

Frail and Have COPD? Get Stronger, Get Better

Lung diseases, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), can strike anyone at any age, though it is known more for affecting people 40 years and older. The disease remains with people as they age and many with COPD suffer from what is called exercise...
Enjoy Your Hobbies: Staying Active with COPD

Enjoy Your Hobbies: Staying Active with COPD

Fishing. Golfing. Gardening. Hunting. Traveling. Sailing. What do all of these things have in common? They’re all hobbies that many people enjoy. Unfortunately, they’re also all activities that some people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have had to...
People with COPD Show Improvement with Solid Social Support

People with COPD Show Improvement with Solid Social Support

Having chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), or any chronic lung disease, can be a lonely experience. People can often be around people (even family members) who don’t understand the disease and wonder why they can’t do what they used to do. If you have a lung...
Celebrate Respiratory Care Week

Celebrate Respiratory Care Week

Most anyone with a diagnosed lung disease has probably worked with a respiratory therapist. They are women and men who are specialized healthcare practitioners trained in pulmonary medicine. They teach people to manage and conduct tests on people who have chronic...
COPD and Memory Loss

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...
Have a Happy and Healthy Labor Day

Have a Happy and 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...
Can a Person with COPD Get Better?

Can a Person with COPD Get Better?

Is there a reason to hope for those with COPD? To answer this article’s question in the simplest of terms: yes. If you or someone you know has chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), it is possible to improve your health, despite the progressive nature of COPD...
3 Easy Card Games

3 Easy Card Games

Living with a chronic illness can have the tendency to isolate a person. It’s difficult to feel like getting out of the house sometimes, and not everyone feels like talking a lot. Sometimes chronic lung disease symptoms like shortness of breath make walking and even...
4 Tips to Improve Your Quality of Life

4 Tips to Improve Your Quality of Life

A few simple tips to feel a little better every day. For those who suffer from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the slightest improvements to quality of life are incredibly significant. As lung disease is inherently degenerative- meaning it will get worse...
5 Reasons to be Thankful in the Face of COPD

5 Reasons to be Thankful in the Face of COPD

Lung disease can be challenging, but here’s the silver lining. When suffering from a debilitating and degenerative lung disease such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), life can appear incredibly unfair. From the exhaustion of a long shower to feeling...
Nancy Reagan and Cellular Treatment: Just Say Yes

Nancy Reagan and Cellular Treatment: Just Say Yes

Nancy Reagan was a passionate advocate for cellular research. Find out why. After a long and fulfilling life as First Lady, Nancy Reagan succumbed to congestive heart failure on March 6th, 2016. As the nation continues to mourn her passing, we recognize the influence...