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Treating COPD Today
Research continues on protease inhibitors, dietary supplements, and surgical procedures.

COPD's Origins: Emphysema and Bronchitis
What are the differences between bronchitis and emphysema?

Pertinent Clinical Trials
Three clinical trials look at the genetic mechanism behind COPD, an investigational new medicine, and Roflumilast.

Options in Oxygen Administration
The current popular methods of assisted oxygen therapy involve compressed oxygen, oxygen concentration, and liquified oxygen.

COPD and Influenza
Patients with COPD should get annual flu shots.

A Grave Misdiagnosis
A recent study found that doctors oftentimes confuse asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD). Because COPD is the fourth leading cause of death in America, the consequences of this continuing misdiagnosis are very real.

A Ringing Recommendation For the Rollator
A recent study demonstrated that rollators markedly improve patients' walking ability and breathing capacity.

The Risks and Benefits of Testosterone Therapy
Studies are finding testosterone can bolster the quality of life for men with COPD--but is it safe?

Good Nutrition for COPD Patients: Bigger and Better
You are what you eat, and for COPD patients, if thatís not a lot, that may be a problem.

Looking into Lung Volume Reduction Surgery
Besides medical therapy, Lung Volume Reduction Surgery appears to be another helpful way in fighting COPD.

New York City has 123,000 fewer female smokers in 2007 than in 2002
The NYC Department of Health reported a decline in the number of women who smoked.


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