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6 Tips to Help You Quit Smoking

Once diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the first thing your doctor will suggest is for you to quit smoking. While quitting won’t reverse any damage already done, it will prevent further damage. So a wise move is for you to ...

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Dust Mites: The Dirty Asthma Trigger

Among the most common asthma triggers are tiny little critters called dust mites that live amid the dust in your home. They are seemingly everywhere all at once, although they are too small to be seen by the naked eye. If you have allergies and asthm...

Being Active With COPD

Being Active With COPD

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Which COPD Personality are You?

Which COPD Personality are You?

I am a respiratory therapist with 17 years experience. Chances are, if you’ve ever been to the emergency room for your COPD, you’ve met one of us and know what we do. If not, you can check out my introductory post I’m Your Neighborhood Respiratory Th...

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Tips to Control Winter Asthma Triggers

Lots of snow piles for kids to play in, snowy hills for sledding, and sports such as skiing and ice skating are all things that make a long winter enjoyable for many. But if you have asthma, a long winter can increase exposure to winter asthma trigge...

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10 Tips to Help You Afford Asthma Medicine

Asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) medicines tend to be expensive. If you find that you are unable to pay for your medicine, please do not go without. There are many people willing to help you, and many programs set up to help de...

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When Can We Expect A Generic Advair?

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5 Consequences of Asthma

While most asthmatics can gain control of their disease and live a relatively normal life, all asthmatics will have to learn to live with, and deal with, the consequences of asthma. 1. You must live with your rescue inhaler. Most asthma experts recom...

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11 Asthma Myths Debunked

For most of human existence the best cure for asthma was a prayer or incantation. People believed shortness of breath, increased sputum, excessive coughing, and wheezing were all caused because some god or spirit was mad. Yet it turns out that was ju...

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The Best Jobs for People With Asthma

Let’s face it: If you have asthma there are certain jobs you should not do because they expose you to your asthma triggers. The good news is there are many jobs that are free from asthma triggers and ideal for asthmatics. These jobs should allow you ...