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    1. Exercise May Extend Lives of People With COPD

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Regular exercise could help boost the survival of people who've left the hospital after battling chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a new study finds. "We know that physical activity can have a positive benefit

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    2. Health Tips for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

      José Rodriguez wasn't swayed when his grown son and daughter said, "Dad, maybe you shouldn't go on this trip." He had been waiting for this for too long. Rodriguez and his wife took a plane from Atlanta to Barcelona and celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary aboard a ship on a Mediterranean cruis

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    3. Study Casts Doubt on Effectiveness of COPD Drug

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A widely used drug may not significantly reduce the amount of time that patients with the lung condition COPD require mechanical help to breathe, a new study suggests. COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) -- which

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    4. Higher Fiber Intake May Improve Lung Function

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Eating a fiber-rich diet may help protect you against lung disease, a new study suggests. "Lung disease is an important public health problem, so it's important to identify modifiable risk factors for prevention," study

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    5. 1,000 May Have Been Exposed to TB at CA Hospital

      Dec. 14, 2015 -- Officials at a California hospital say more than 1,000 people, including 350 infants, may have been exposed to tuberculosis. In mid-November, the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in San Jose learned that a nurse who worked in the maternity wing had been diagnosed with tuberculosis,

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    6. Treatment Shows Promise for Some With Emphysema

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that more careful selection of patients could help improve the success rate of valves implanted into the lungs of people with emphysema. The valves aim to improve breathing, allowing patients with t

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    7. Possible Treatment for Kids' Respiratory Infection

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Nov. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental drug shows promise as a treatment for a common and potentially serious illness known as respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). Currently, there is no treatment or vaccine for RSV, which can be deadly for in

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    8. Too Much TV Time Tied to Lung Blood Clot Risk

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who sit around watching TV for hours on end may raise their risk for a sudden and deadly blockage of a lung artery, new research reveals. Called a pulmonary embolism, the condition is described by study author Toru Shi

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    9. NYC Declares Legionnaires' Outbreak Over

      Editor's note: This story was updated Aug. 25, 2015, with new case numbers, officials declaring the outbreak over, and the source of the outbreak identified. Aug. 4, 2015 -- Twelve people died and 124 were sickened in a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak in South Bronx, N.Y., according to the New York C

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    10. Techniques to Help You Breathe Easier

      If you have COPD, you know that awful feeling when you just can’t catch your breath. It’s easy to panic, and that makes the situation worse. But there are methods that can help you control your breathing and train your body to feel less short of breath. It’s not as simple as breathing in and out tho

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