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    1. Play a Wind Instrument? Beware 'Bagpipe Lung'

      Musicians, make sure you clean those instruments. Players of wind instruments, such as bagpipes, trumpets, and trombones, are at risk of getting a rare lung condition if they don’t clean the instruments regularly. The condition is called hypersensitivity pneumonitis, or HP. It is treatable, and most

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    2. Is Binge-Watching Hazardous to Your Health?

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Binge-watchers, beware: Too much time in front of the TV could boost your risk of death from a blood clot in the lung, researchers warn. A lung blood clot (pulmonary embolism) typically begins as a clot in the leg or pelvi

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    3. Depression Plagues Many With COPD

      By Chuck Green HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Struggling with chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) may raise the risk of depression among patients with the incurable respiratory illness, two new studies suggest. One report, from scientists at Manchester Metropo

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    4. Certain Steroids Raise Risk for Staph Infections

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People who use powerful drugs called systemic glucocorticoids are at higher risk for life-threatening staph blood infections, a new study finds. The findings are "a reminder for clinicians to weigh carefully the elevated

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    5. COPD Discovery Might Improve Treatment

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, May 15 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they've found a new way to predict how chronic obstructive pulmonary disease will progress, a discovery they believe could improve COPD treatment. Their research might help doctors determine which pat

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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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