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Dealing With Copd

Going the Distance: Passion Propels Cyclist Despite Rare Genetic Condition

Patricia Crisafulli | Posted 02.17.2015 | Fifty
Patricia Crisafulli

About 35 miles into a 60-mile brisk ride with friends, Daryl, who was 54 at the time, struggled to keep up with his companions as he cycled up a small hill. "I got winded and heard myself wheezing," he recalls.

November Is COPD Awareness Month: The Third Leading Cause of Death in the U.S.

Jeffrey Seyler | Posted 01.17.2015 | Impact
Jeffrey Seyler

With COPD it often becomes more and more difficult for people to breathe over time because the air sacs that carry air from the nose and mouth to the lungs become less elastic.

Louisville Premieres New Program to Fight Pulmonary Disease

Keith Runyon | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Keith Runyon

On hot summer days, when the stagnant, humid air of this old river city hangs like a shroud, even people with healthy lungs find themselves gasping. F...

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 proces...