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Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0600
The American Lung Association has tips to help you prepare and keep your asthma and COPD in control during the holidays.

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0600
Most smokers say they want to quit and many will make a New Year’s Resolution to quit in 2015. If this is your year to quit, the American Lung Association shares five tips to help you on the path to success:

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0600
For the first time ever, starting on January 1, individuals who are at high risk for developing lung cancer may be eligible for screening at no out of pocket cost.

Tue, 09 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0600
Flu season is ramping up across the U.S. and National Influenza Vaccination Week (December 7-13) serves as an important reminder to get your flu shot.

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0600
On November 26, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a new national ambient air quality standard for ozone, the most widespread air pollutant, and one of the most dangerous. The standards would set the official limit on how much ozone pollution is too much, and help inform the public when the air in their community is dangerous to breathe.

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.

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    Anonymous replied to topic: frustrated with fighting to breathe  
    thank you for your encouraging words. I do need to focus more on the positive instead of what I cannot do and will probably never be able to do. I watch people and wish I could get around so easily.
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    Try using your inhaler (short acting) 30-45 min BEFORE you shower. This applies the same to exercising. Once I decided to do this and raise my exertion oxygen flow Rx by one more liter, it really ma...
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    I imagine they did a full heart work-up. Do you have pulmonary hypertension or any problems with your heart valves? These can develop as your COPD gets severe and effect your breathing. Do you have...
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    I understand well the anxiety associated with PF. it was about a year ago that I was diagnosed. It's a scary thing, isn't it. Don't dwell too much on your smoking--I quit smoking 28 years ago, and...
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    I was diagnosed with Pulmonary Fibrosis on Wednesday, December 17, 2014. I am still trying to get a better understanding of what I have. All I know is that it will be a terrible death. There is no ...
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    forgot to mention I also did pulm rehab last year before my breathing took a turn for the worse in Aug
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    Anonymous replied to topic: frustrated with fighting to breathe  
    thank you for your reply. I was diagnosed in 2005. I have been on continuous for 5 years./Up to this past Aug I was on 3 liters at night and up to 4 -5 during the day. In Aug I was hospitalized first ...
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    Welcome! I am sorry you are having such a difficult time fighting to breathe. When were you diagnosed with COPD, how long have you been on oxygen therapy, and what are your ‘maximum inhaler...
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