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Lung Disease & Respiratory Health Center

News and Features Related to Lung Disease & Respiratory Health

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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 fortieth wedding anniversary aboard a ship on a Mediterranean c

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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. COPD: New Treatments on the Horizon

    New research may give doctors more tools to treat COPD, keep it from getting worse, or prevent it in people who are at risk, like smokers, says Albert Rizzo, MD, chief of pulmonary and critical care medicine at Christiana Care Health System in Wilmington, DE. In addition to inhaled medicines that he

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