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  1. Many Smokers May Have Undiagnosed Lung Disease

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of long-term smokers may have undiagnosed lung disease, a new study finds. Fifty-five percent of those who pass lung function tests still have a respiratory impairment, researchers report. But, using advan

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  2. COPD Tied to Raised Risk for Sudden Cardiac Death

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is already the third leading cause of death in the world, and a new European study finds the respiratory illness might also raise a person's odds for sudden cardiac

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  3. Actor Leonard Nimoy Dies of COPD at Age 83

    Feb. 27, 2015 -- Leonard Nimoy, best known for his role as Mr. Spock on "Star Trek," died Friday morning at age 83. The actor was hospitalized earlier this week and died at his home in Los Angeles. His wife, Susan Bay Nimoy, confirmed his death and said the cause was end-stage chronic obstructive pu

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  4. Healthy Diet May Lower Lung Disease Risk

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A healthy diet low in red meat and rich in whole grains might reduce the risk of developing the crippling chronic lung disease known as COPD, new research suggests. Researchers tracked more than 120,000 men and women and foun

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  5. About 1 in 7 Older Adults Has Lung Disease: CDC

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly 15 percent, or about one out of seven, middle-aged and older U.S. adults suffer from lung disorders such as asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), health officials said Tuesday. While 10 percent o

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  6. 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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  7. How to Recognize Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency

    When Bob Campbell found out that he had alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency (alpha-1) 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 ha

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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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