COPD in the News

Kidney Dialysis Increasing for Pregnant Women

03/27/2015 - Survey of kidney specialists shows hemodialysis becoming more common for expectant moms

Drinking Water Helps Prevent Kidney Stones

03/27/2015 - Researchers find eight or more glasses daily reduces the risk significantly

Expert Offers Tips to Help Babies With Stuffy Noses

03/27/2015 - Humidity and moisture can help prevent and treat congestion

Avoid Medication Overdoses in Children

03/27/2015 - Expert offers tips for keeping kids safe

E-Cigarettes May Pose a Risk in Pregnancy and to Children

03/27/2015 - Nicotine can harm developing brains, experts say

Kidney Patients Living Longer on Dialysis, Study Shows

03/27/2015 - Better treatments, tighter management of disease may explain promising trend

Painful Knee Arthritis May Be Linked to Premature Death

03/27/2015 - Connection is likely due to limited mobility, researcher says

Health Highlights: March 27, 2015

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Could a Diet Help Shield You From Alzheimer's?

03/27/2015 - Scientists say the MIND eating plan significantly reduces risk of the brain disorder

Free School Breakfasts Appear to Boost Kids' Grades

03/27/2015 - Math, reading and science scores better in schools that subsidized morning meals

Health Tip: Turning Kids on to a Healthy Lifestyle

03/27/2015 - Make them want to eat healthier

Health Tip: Monitoring Your Weight

03/27/2015 - Weigh yourself often

Terminally Ill Can Do Without Statins, Study Finds

03/26/2015 - Reducing pill burden improves quality of life

Kidneys From Dead Older Donors May Help Seniors, Study Finds

03/26/2015 - Many of these organs would otherwise get thrown away, researcher says

CDC Launches New Round of Graphic Anti-Smoking Ads

03/26/2015 - Former smokers harmed by tobacco tell their stories

Hope to Live to 100? Check Your Genes

03/26/2015 - DNA's role in lifespan rises dramatically in extreme old age, study finds

More Dangerous Ebola Strain Unlikely, Study Shows

03/26/2015 - Researchers compared virus samples that were 9 months apart, and found normal mutating rate

Abused Kids Not Destined to Be Abusive Parents, Study Finds

03/26/2015 - But neglect, sexual abuse was more likely in kids of parents who were abused as children

In-Patient Rehab Not Always Needed After New Knee

03/26/2015 - People do just as well with in-home physical therapy, study finds

COPD Takes Big Toll on Employment, Mobility in U.S.

03/26/2015 - CDC report finds a quarter of people with the illness are unable to work

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.