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Lung & Respiratory

Find the latest stories, news, and expert advice about lung and respiratory health, including medical research on symptoms, treatment, and prevention.

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Keeping Airways Clear with COPD

If sputum, a mixture of mucus and saliva, is not cleared from the lungs, it can cause ongoing inflammation and damage. These tips if done regularly, can help keep airways as clean as possible.

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Living With

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.

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What People With Lung Disease Should Know About COVID-19

As the number of people infected by the coronavirus grows, certain groups are at greater risk for serious complications. If you suffer from COPD or other forms of lung disease, here’s how the disease impacts your body.

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Symptoms

This Is Your Lungs on COPD

Here’s exactly how this chronic disease impacts your lungs, plus how doctors determine the severity to provide the best treatment possible.

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Lifestyle

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!

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12 Ways to Breathe Easier Every Day With COPD

Catch your breath faster with these COPD-approved tips.

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Nutrition

Healthy Eating Tips for COPD

When simply breathing is difficult, meals can quickly become an afterthought. But having a healthy diet is critical for lung function. We've got a few simple strategies that can help you eat better and feel better, too.

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The Truth About UC and Smoking

There’s a whole lot of contradicting science on the impact smoking has ulcerative colitis. We dig through it all to get you the answers you need.

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Symptoms

When the Weather Makes It Hard to Breathe

Small changes in temperature and humidity can make a big difference in how you feel when you have COPD. Here’s what to look out for.

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The Vaping Debate No One’s Talking About

There is no doubt that there are significant dangers associated with e-cigarettes, especially for teens. But some public-health experts say for people who just can’t give up traditional smokes, vaping could help prevent unnecessary cancer deaths. Could there be a middle ground?

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Lifestyle

Working Out with Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Non-small cell lung cancer patients who exercise can improve their breathing, strength, and range of motion while reducing side effects, fatigue, and anxiety.

Meet the Experts

Eli Hendel, M.D.
Medical Reviewer

Eli Hendel, M.D., is a board-certified internist/pulmonary specialist with board certification in Sleep Medicine.

Jennifer Mitchell Wilson
B.S. Dietetics, Dietitian, Health Professional

Jennifer is a dietitian with a passion for educating and empowering families on their journey through illness.

Stephanie Stephens
Health Writer

Stephanie Stephens is a digital journalist, audio/video producer and host, specializing in health and celebrities.