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Learn to Breathe Better with COPD

Learn to Breathe Better with COPD

Did you know that COPD is the third leading cause of death in the United States now? And that despite that fact, millions of people have never even heard of COPD or understand what it is? That’s right, 1 out of every 3 Americans remain unaware of COP...

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Radiation From Tests

Radiation From Tests

COPD patients undergo different diagnostic testing that exposes them to small amounts of radiation. Do the risks outweigh the benefits?

Living on Supplemental Oxygen

Living on Supplemental Oxygen

Editor’s Note: This article was originally written by patient expert Bill Hamilton. Hello, I am Bill Hamilton, and I have had COPD for over 30 years. I use supplemental oxygen 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. When I first began usi...

What to Expect at the ER

What to Expect at the ER

COPD patients frequently need to go to the hospital for flareups. Here’s what will most likely happen.

Heart and lungs, x-ray and EKG.
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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.

Understanding COPD: A Doctor Q&A

Understanding COPD: A Doctor Q&A

UPMC’s Dr. Frank Sciurba explains what this disease is and how to treat it.