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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. COPD: Ways to Avoid Weight Loss

    Breathing is hard work if you have COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Your inflamed lungs and partially blocked airways make it a struggle to get air in and out. That effort to breathe burns a lot of calories -- way more than someone with healthy lungs, says Albert Rizzo, MD, chief of p

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  5. Steroids May Help Speed Pneumonia Recovery

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Steroid treatment may hasten pneumonia patients' recovery and cut their risk of complications, a new review suggests. The findings "should lead to an important change in treatment for pneumonia," lead author Dr. Reed Siemi

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  6. MERS FAQ: What You Need to Know

    Editor’s note: This story was updated on July 28, 2015. May 5, 2014 -- The deadly respiratory virus known as MERS, first identified in 2012 in the Middle East, has resurfaced in Asia. In this latest outbreak, more than 180 cases and more than 35 deaths have been reported in South Korea as of July 27

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  7. Viruses, Not Bacteria, Cause Many Pneumonia Cases

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Viruses cause more pneumonia-related hospitalizations among American adults than bacteria, although the cause of the lung infection is undetected in most cases, a new federal study says. The findings show the need for i

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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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