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  1. Combo Therapy Best for COPD: Study

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A combination drug therapy aimed at opening the airways and reducing inflammation appears to be the best treatment for older adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), especially those with asthma, a new

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  2. Exercise May Curtail COPD Complications

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Exercise might help reduce the risk of hospital readmission in people with a progressive lung condition called chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a new study finds. "Our findings suggest that regular physical

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  3. 2-Mile Daily Walk Might Help Fight COPD

    By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Taking daily walks of at least two miles can reduce hospitalizations from severe episodes of a life-threatening breathing disorder, new research suggests. Scientists found that chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (C

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  4. FDA Approves New Drug to Treat COPD

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 18, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- A new inhaled drug to treat a serious lung condition called chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. GlaxoSmithKline's Anoro Ellipta is meant to be used on

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  5. COPD Tied to Tiny Brain Bleeds, Study Finds

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 19 (HealthDay News) -- People with the lung condition called chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are at increased risk for bleeding in the brain, a new study finds. Researchers looked at 165 people with COPD and 645 people with normal lung fu

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  6. Blood Tests May Predict COPD Flare-Ups

    By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 11 (HealthDay News) -- People with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who have signs of chronic inflammation in their blood are more likely to have flare-ups of the lung disease than those who do not, a large new study shows. In addition t

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  7. Breo Ellipta Approved for COPD

    By Scott Roberts HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 10 (HealthDay News) -- Americans with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may have new help in their quest to breathe better, with the approval of Breo Ellipta on Friday. This combination drug has been approved by the Food and Drug Administrat

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  8. Treatments for AAT Deficiency

    If you have alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency (AAT deficiency), there's treatment that can help you can feel better, live longer, and breathe easier. There's only one specific treatment that actually targets COPD caused by AAT deficiency -- augmentation therapy. It's also called replacement therapy. It

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  9. How to Recognize AAT Deficiency

    When Bob Campbell found out that he had alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency at age 55, he'd never heard of this inherited lung disease before. Most people haven't.  But once he learned more, it made sense. "That diagnosis explained so much," he says. Campbell had emphysema by his late 20s. He had a famil

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  10. Tips for Staying Healthy With AAT Deficiency

    Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency: Even the name for this inherited lung problem can be hard to understand. You may have no symptoms, or you may feel short of breath often with AAT deficiency. But whatever your situation, you can take steps at home and at work to feel your best. Many people with AAT de

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