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Wed, 19 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0600
Did you know the third leading cause of death in the U.S. is chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)? If this surprises you, then that makes November - National COPD Awareness Month - more important than ever. Read the latest post from our National President and CEO Harold Wimmer's Huffington Post blog.

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0600
Tobacco users have more options to help them quit, thanks to the Affordable Care Act. Policies implemented as part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) give healthcare providers and public health professionals several new opportunities to encourage and help smokers to quit, according to a commentary published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Wed, 12 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0600
On November 12, we commemorate World Pneumonia Day. Pneumonia is a leading cause of death and takes a huge toll each year, but it can be prevented and cured.

Thu, 06 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0600
The American Lung Association Nationwide Research Program has released its annual Research Awards Nationwide 2014-2015 report that highlights research being supported by the Lung Association through its Airways Clinical Research Centers (ACRC) and its Awards and Grants Program.

Wed, 05 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0600
Lung disease can take a toll on a person’s quality of life. Whether you are facing lung cancer, COPD or another type of lung disease, you probably experience physical symptoms and emotional stress that make it harder to keep up with your everyday activities. The good news is that there is a type of care specifically designed to help you feel your best while facing lung disease. Palliative care, so...

Tue, 04 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0600
No matter how strong we think we are, we can all use a little support. This is particularly true for anyone diagnosed with a chronic lung disease, like COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). Dealing with a chronic disease is stressful and can be frightening. It is important to talk with your doctor about these feelings. Another great option for coping with the challenges of COPD is accessi...

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    Twinkle07 replied to topic: 31 YO and Newly Diagnosed  
    Hi Ashlee,
    Thank you for your response. I do know my results and have looked at the GOLD staging as well as the BODE index. I have visited many of the sites you mentioned. I have a thirst for knowle...
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    Whirley replied to topic: Tarceva.  
    Thanks so much for the information. I will check it out tonight. I appreciate the help!
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    Ashlee replied to topic: Tarceva.  

    Welcome, Whirley! I am sorry more members have not come forward to talk with you about Tarceva. I hesitated to respond because I do not have lung cancer. However, I do find there are Tarceva sup...
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    Ashlee replied to topic: Spiriva?  

    You should discuss these concerns with your pulmonologist after you have been thoroughly tested and accurately diagnosed. Spiriva is an anticholinergic agent that works by enlarging the airways to...
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    Whirley replied to topic: Just found I have a 10mm on my left lung that's double in size I am scared  
    Rosie, what meds are you on?? Sounds like you have the same cancer as I do?!
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    jenzbugrulz replied to topic: Spiriva?  
    I was put on Spiriva a few weeks ago. I haven't noticed a difference in my breathing yet, but I do have dry mouth. I am also on Symbacort, which does seem to help, especially when I am sick.
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    Dee replied to topic: 31 YO and Newly Diagnosed  

    Hi Twinkle07. I have also recently joined after having been diagnosed with COPD/emphysema. This was in September. Sometimes it is difficult to get a physician to really listen to you. I spen...
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    Ashlee replied to topic: 31 YO and Newly Diagnosed  

    Welcome, Twinkle07! It sounds like you have done well in educating yourself! It does appear you are quite young for COPD and being tested for Alpha-1 is important as the treatment may be a little...
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    Ashlee replied to topic: Just over bad bronchitis  

    Hi brisa! Sorry you didn’t care for my well thought out response to your first post. I was trying to be helpful and encourage you. If you are having trouble quitting smoking, you may want ...
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