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7 Signs It’s Time for Oxygen Therapy for COPD

Oxygen is vital to every major organ in your body. But if you have severe COPD, you might not be getting enough from breathing alone. Here’s when oxygen therapy can help.

By Amy Marturana Winderl
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10 Questions to Ask Your Doctor About COPD Treatment

Wondering where to begin with a COPD diagnosis? We've got the answers to some of your most pressing concerns about the disease.

By Alison Gwinn
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Real-life Strategies to Quit Smoking

If you're trying to kick the habit, you probably won’t find these smoking-cessation techniques in any guidebook, but according to the men and women who tried them, they work!

By Jeanine Barone
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Airway Procedure Improves COPD Symptoms

In a phase II clinical trial, targeted lung denervation, a procedure used to open the airways, was shown to be safe and effective in people with COPD.

By Diane Domina
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An Apple a Day May Keep COPD Away

Research shows that loading up on antioxidants such as apples, tomatoes, and Vitamin C can repair lung damage caused by smoking, and slow decline for those with COPD.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.
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Everything You Need to Know About Inhalers

Asthma inhalers have changed significantly over time. Learn more about how inhalers, nebulizers, and mists can deliver specific medications to treat asthma.

By Eli Hendel, M.D.
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Understanding Pulmonary Rehabilitation

An in-depth look at what some consider the most effective therapy for COPD.

By Eli Hendel, M.D.
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Living with COPD: Newsman Ted Koppel's Wife, Grace Shares

How pulmonary rehabilitation has given Grace Koppel many more years to live than expected.

By Eli Hendel, M.D.
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Are Inhaled Steroids Risky for COPD Patients?

COPD patients commonly use inhaled corticosteroids on a regular basis for maintenance of their condition. Here are the latest guidelines for their safe use.

By Eli Hendel, M.D.
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Noninvasive Ventilation for COPD: A Promising Treatment

For hospitalized COPD patients who have breathing difficulties not severe enough for intubation, noninvasive ventilation helps, studies show.

By Eli Hendel, M.D.