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  1. New SARS-Like Virus Well-Suited to Attack Humans

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 19 (HealthDay News) -- The new SARS-like "coronavirus" that first emerged in the Middle East can invade the lungs and immune system as easily as the common cold, according to a new study. But in the event of a large-scale outbreak, researcher

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  2. New SARS-Like Virus May Have Spread Between People

    Feb. 13, 2013 -- A new illness similar to the deadly SARS virus has probably spread from person to person in the U.K. Previous cases of this new virus, a coronavirus, have been seen in people who've returned from visits abroad. The latest case is in a person who hasn’t been abroad recently and is th

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  3. Hurricane Sandy’s Health Woes Continue

    Nov. 29, 2012 -- The prolonged recovery from Hurricane Sandy is continuing to take a mental and physical toll on residents of the East Coast who are still cleaning up flood, fire, and wind damage. In the hard-hit coastal communities of Queens, N.Y., residents have dubbed their deep hacking “Rockaway

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  4. Supplements and Herbal Medicine for COPD

    Many people with COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) turn to dietary supplements and herbal medicine, as well as conventional Western medicine, to treat the lung disease. "The curiosity is definitely there," says Cleveland Clinic pulmonologist Umur Hatipoglu, MD. "And there is pretty convin

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  5. COPD Prognosis

    If you’re one of the 12 million Americans diagnosed with COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), you’re at a turning point.   Though you're facing a life-threatening lung disease, knowing that you have it means you can start taking action. That puts you ahead of another 12 million Americans wh

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  6. 6 Quit-Smoking Tips for COPD

    Quitting smoking is a top priority for all smokers, but if you have COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) it's even more urgent. Here's why: If you quit, it might be possible to slow down the disease and lessen the toll it takes on your breathing, but only if you cut out cigarettes permanentl

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  7. Tai Chi Benefits People With COPD

    Aug. 9, 2012 -- The gentle movements of Sun-style tai chi (SSTC) can improve the lives and boost the exercise endurance of people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, according to a new study by Australian researchers. After 12 weeks, practitioners of this form of tai chi could walk longer di

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  8. FDA Approves New Inhaler for COPD

    July 24, 2012 -- The FDA has approved a new inhaled drug for the treatment of the lung disease COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). The drug, called Tudorza Pressair (aclidinium bromide), is a dry powder inhaler. It improves airflow by relaxing the muscles around the large airways of the lu

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  9. COPD: 11 Foods to Avoid Weight Loss

    If you have COPD, your calorie requirements may be higher than you think.  A person with COPD can burn 10 times as many calories breathing as a healthy person.  Your body uses food as fuel for energy and all its bodily functions, including breathing.  Eating a healthy high-calorie diet won't cure CO

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  10. Acupuncture May Be Worth a Shot for COPD

    May 14, 2012 -- Acupuncture may allow people with the lung disease COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) to breathe a bit easier. COPD is the umbrella term for chronic lung diseases, including chronic bronchitis and emphysema. It is often marked by a chronic cough and shortness of breath. Tre

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