COPD in the News

Gardens a Center of Calm for People With Dementia

07/30/2014 - Review found some evidence it helped soothe, distract sufferers, but safeguards important

Adults Who've Abused Alcohol May Be at Risk for Memory Problems

07/30/2014 - Researchers say long-term consequences are little-known

Annual COPD Costs To Hit $49 Billion by 2020: CDC

07/30/2014 - Each year, almost 135,000 die from smoking-related chronic lung disease, experts say

Could a Blood Test Predict Suicide Risk?

07/30/2014 - Certain gene-based chemical changes seem to accompany suicidal behavior, study finds

Health Tip: Monitor a Blister

07/30/2014 - Check for signs of Infection

Health Tip: Choosing Sunglasses

07/30/2014 - To help protect your eyes

Fruits, Veggies May Have Their Limits in Boosting Lifespan

07/30/2014 - Study shows a benefit, but that tapers off after 5 servings per day

Blood Test Might Help Prevent Certain Birth Defects

07/30/2014 - Test to detect mom-to-be's folate concentration could spot those lacking nutrient for infant development

Brown Recluse Spider Bites on the Rise, Expert Warns

07/29/2014 - They may sometimes cause serious symptoms that affect the whole body

Protect Your Eyes When Hitting the Pool

07/29/2014 - Skip contact lenses, try goggles, doctor suggests

Dieting at Young Age Often Backfires, Study Says

07/29/2014 - Researchers find later risk for obesity, alcohol abuse and eating disorders

Kids Will Pass on 'Healthy' Foods

07/29/2014 - To improve their eating habits, don't dwell on the benefits of fruits, veggies, researchers say

Heart Attack Patients Treated at Night, Weekends May Have Worse Outcomes

07/29/2014 - Timing of arrival at ER affects how quickly an angioplasty is done, research shows

Extra Exercise Could Help Depressed Smokers Quit: Study

07/29/2014 - Withdrawal symptoms, cravings are harder on people with mood disorders, researchers say

Wider Face May Give You an Edge in Negotiations

07/29/2014 - But it's not an asset in matters requiring compromise, study finds

Less Flexibility Seen in Brain Wiring of Kids With Autism: Study

07/29/2014 - Scans reveal differences that might explain why transitions are difficult

It's 'Buyer Beware' for Decorative Contact Lenses, FDA Says

07/29/2014 - Get an eye exam and a valid prescription to help prevent eye damage, experts caution

Health Highlights: July 29, 2014

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Healthy Habits May Slow Cellular Signs of Aging, Study Finds

07/29/2014 - Pay attention to your lifestyle during stressful times, researcher says

'Love Hormone' Oxytocin May Help Some With Autism

07/29/2014 - Study found it boosted ability of certain patients to read facial expressions, nonverbal cues

Reference: Lungs, Breathing and Respiration section on Better Medicine


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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a progressive disease that makes it difficult to breathe.