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Women With Lung Disorders at Higher Osteoporosis Risk

Postmenopausal women with a chronic lung disorder, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or asthma, may be at higher risk for osteoporosis of the hip.

By Deborah Kaplan

Lung Transplant and COPD: What to Know

A complex and expensive procedure, a lung transplant can prolong survival and improve quality of life for those with end-stage lung diseases.

By HealthAfter50

Chronic Depression in COPD Patients Harms Health

Left untreated, depression can adversely affect overall health and effectiveness of COPD therapy.

By HealthAfter50

Pneumonia’s Long-Term Health Consequences

Older adults hospitalized just once for pneumonia may suffer functional and cognitive decline. Here’s the research.

By HealthAfter50

The Danger of Wearing Dentures Overnight

Do you sometimes not bother removing and cleaning your dentures before you go to sleep? Here’s why that’s not a good idea.

By HealthAfter50

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.

By HealthAfter50

COPD May Raise Cardiac Death Risk

People who have COPD for a longer time and experience frequent flare-ups are at greatest risk.

By HealthAfter50

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.

By John Bottrell

Asthma & Pregnancy: What to Know

If you are a woman with asthma and you are thinking of getting pregnant or if you have just learned that you are expecting a baby, try not to worry.

By Kathi MacNaughton