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Women With Lung Disorders at Higher Osteoporosis Risk

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.

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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.

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Chronic Depression in COPD Patients Harms Health

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

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Pneumonia’s Long-Term Health Consequences

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

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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.

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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.

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COPD May Raise Cardiac Death Risk

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

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.

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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.