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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Leonard Nimoy's Final Mission

XPRIZE | Posted 01.26.2016 | Impact

Early detection and treatment can reduce suffering and save lives. Thus, a user-friendly, mobile device that could diagnose individuals in the absence of a physician would be a great benefit for people with COPD.

When the Body Fails, Tech Takes Over

XPRIZE | Posted 07.27.2015 | Technology

Think you can't live without a pulse? Not necessarily. Patients with heart failure no longer have to remain in a hospital waiting for a donor heart. A device that once kept patients alive only long enough to receive a transplant is changing the way people with heart failure live for extended periods of time.

COPD: The Breath Thief

Harold Wimmer | Posted 01.19.2015 | Impact
Harold Wimmer

COPD accounts for more than 134,000 deaths each year in the U.S. -- the third leading cause of death. Tragically, the number of people dying from COPD is growing.

Exercise Could Reduce Hospitalizations For COPD Patients

Posted 02.19.2014 | Healthy Living

For people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) -- a condition affecting 15 million Americans -- a daily exercise regimen could help them...

COPD Pain Linked To Depression, Study Finds

Posted 07.21.2013 | Healthy Living

By Jeffrey Kopman Coughing, wheezing, and trouble breathing are common symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), but two other symp...

Using a Harmonica as a Weapon for Good

Art Markman, Ph.D. | Posted 04.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Art Markman, Ph.D.

It turns out that playing the harmonica can be a great therapy for COPD patients. The repeated pattern of breathing in and out through the instrument can help patients to become aware of their breathing patterns.

10 Ways To Keep Air Clean At Home

Health | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is serious, but there's no reason you can't enjoy life after a diagnosis. "COPD stands for two processe...

Denver's Project Angel Heart Provides Food, Support For Those With Illness

HuffPost | Jonathan Daniel Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

This story is part of HuffPost Impact's 12 Days, 12 Cities, 12 Families series, highlighting Americans who have persevered to overcome incredible chal...