COPD in the News

Mammograms a Personal Decision for Women in Their 40s, Panel Says

04/20/2015 - U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends screening every 2 years for all after 50

Many Smokers Try to Quit After Cancer Diagnosis

04/20/2015 - But majority don't succeed in kicking the habit, study found

Adults With Congenital Heart Trouble Need Follow-Up, Experts Say

04/20/2015 - New American Heart Association guidelines outline health care strategies for these patients

Medical Groups Issue Guidelines for Treating First Seizure

04/20/2015 - Epilepsy medication recommended to help stave off second attack

Treating Sleep Apnea May Help Those With Heart Rhythm Disorder

04/20/2015 - Researchers recommend sleep disorder screening for patients with atrial fibrillation

Black Women More Likely to Have Dense Breast Tissue, Study Shows

04/20/2015 - Finding may help explain greater breast cancer risk in this population, researchers say

Income May Affect Survival After Lung Cancer Surgery

04/20/2015 - Study also finds education level, hospital linked to odds of death in month after operation

'Tamper-Proof' Narcotic Painkiller May Be Curbing Abuse: Study

04/20/2015 - Number of prescriptions, overdoses dropped, but heroin overdoses went up

FDA Warns of Bogus Botox

04/20/2015 - Doctors should closely examine wrinkle-reliever packaging

Pets Can Spread Infections to People: Review

04/20/2015 - Vet offers tips on how to protect vulnerable household members

Health Highlights: April 20, 2015

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Immune-Focused Drugs Show Promise Against Melanoma

04/20/2015 - Keytruda, Yervoy and other medications harness immune cells to target cancers, experts say

U.S. Breast Cancer Cases Could Rise 50 Percent by 2030

04/20/2015 - Elderly women will account for growing proportion of cases, study predicts

Swallowing Pills? Children Can Learn How

04/20/2015 - Five strategies were identified that help get the medicine down

Antibiotics May Be Overused in Many Neonatal ICUs, Study Finds

04/20/2015 - Big variation seen in prescribing rates, despite little difference in infection rates

Drug Shows Early Promise for Advanced Lung Cancer

04/20/2015 - Keytruda is already approved to treat melanoma

Aspirin May Help Ward Off Gastro Cancers, Study Finds

04/20/2015 - But experts caution against starting to take it every day in hopes of preventing disease

Health Tip: Prevent Toenail Fungus

04/20/2015 - Keep feet clean and dry

Health Tip: Live Healthier to Help Prevent Osteoporosis

04/20/2015 - Get weight-bearing exercise and increase dietary calcium

Safety Tips Hot Off the Grill

04/18/2015 - Doctor shares some barbecue do's and don'ts

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.