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    1. SARS Lessons Unlearned

      Will SARS come back? Experts agree only on this: It won't be the last worldwide killer epidemic. A year ago, severe acute respiratory syndrome -- SARS -- was unknown. Like a winged dragon, it suddenly emerged from China, taking only a month to spread death from Asia to North America. And like a slee

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    2. Diseases From Animals -- What's Next?

      We've watched West Nile virus fly from coast to coast. We've seen SARS spread from Asia to North America. We've had several close calls with killer bird flu viruses. And don't forget the still-unsolved anthrax bioterror attacks. All in less than a decade. We can't help waiting for the other shoe to

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    3. Artificial Lung Closer to Clinical Trial

      People who need a lung transplant can only wait and hope that a donor organ will materialize in time. But all too often, time runs out. In response to the United States' critical shortage of donor organs, researchers have been racing to develop artificial organs that would serve as a "bridge" to tra

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    4. COPD and Your Diet

      Learn why -- and what you can do to stay healthier.

    5. COPD Q and A

      answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about living with COPD, its symptoms, treatment, and causes.

    6. COPD Treatments: Improving Your Quality of Life

      Learn what you can do to feel better and improve your health.

    7. COPD and Exercise: Breathing and Exercise Programs for COPD

      If you have trouble breathing, exercise may be the last thing you feel like doing. But exercises for COPD can help your breathing.

    8. The Big Picture

      COPD presents 13 million Americans with new challenges and opportunities for better health.

    9. Metered Dose Inhalers (MDIs): How to Use One When You Have COPD

      People who have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or certain other lung conditions often take their medications using devices called a metered dose inhaler (MDI) or a dry powder inhaler (DPI).

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