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

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

By Erica Sanderson

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...

By The HealthCentral Editorial Team

What to Expect at the ER

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

By John Bottrell

What's a COPD Action Plan?

Work with your doctor to figure out the best steps for manging your COPD and treating flare-ups.

By John Bottrell

10 Ways COPD Affects the Heart

Your heart and lungs work together as a team to oxygenate your body. So it only makes sense that a disease like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) that affects the lungs might also, over time, affect the heart too. In order to understand ho...

By John Bottrell