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Understanding and Combating COPD

What is it, and what can be done to relieve symptoms? Sometimes the biggest obstacle in treating and understanding a condition or disease is the difficulty in defining the precise ailment. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is often defined as a progressively worsening lung…

Exercises for COPD

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) impacts millions of people worldwide, and respiratory therapists are no strangers to this lifelong disease. Directing exercises is central in the treatment of these patients — but with a disease that affects each person differently, how can an exercise…

Raising Awareness of COPD

Respiratory therapists know well just how deadly chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is – yet the progressive respiratory disease is largely unfamiliar to the general public despite being the third-leading cause of death in the United States. The disease, which is caused by smoking…

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