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Women With Asthma at Risk for COPD: Reducing Overlap Syndrome

Did you know that asthma and COPD symptoms can overlap? Learn ways to reduce your risks of developing COPD if you already have asthma.

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, 2016 Republican presidential candidate, during a pre-caucus rally at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa on Monday, Feb. 1, 2016.

How Sen. Rand Paul’s Chest Trauma is Affecting His Lungs

How a simple blow to the chest can result in a serious diagnosis.

What Is COPD?

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease develops slowly. Symptoms include wheezing, a chronic cough with phlegm, and shortness of breath.

How Obstructive Lung Diseases Disrupt Breathing

How Obstructive Lung Diseases Disrupt Breathing

Asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease narrow the airways and make breathing difficult. However, they affect the airways in slightly different ways.

6 Things to Do to Prevent COPD Exacerbations

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease flares can take a significant toll on patients. But a growing body of research suggests that some can be prevented.

Doctor with model of lungs.

What Is Bullous Emphysema?

Emphysema is type of chronic obstructive lung disease often caused by smoking.

Heart and lungs, x-ray and EKG.

10 Ways COPD Affects the Heart

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), over time, can affect the heart. Learn how our heart and lungs work together as a team to keep us healthy.