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Emphysema

What Leonard Nimoy (Spock) and Lesley Gore ('It's My Party') Have in Common

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 04.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

Above all, avoid cigarettes, and you will live longer, prosper better, and also have more parties. Leonard Nimoy and Lesley Gore, we will miss you both.

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.

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.

Can Fat Baboons Help Us Understand the 'Obesity Paradox'?

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 08.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Ritterman, MD

Does our present high-sugar diet do to us what the "garbage dump diet" did to the baboons? Weight gain, pre-diabetes and alarming cholesterol elevations are all results of our diet too. Like the baboons, we humans will certainly respond to dietary insults in a variety of ways.

Keystone XL Fork in the Road: TransCanada's Houston Lateral Pipeline

Steve Horn | Posted 02.19.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

there's a fork in this controversial pipeline system that has largely flown under the radar: TransCanada's Houston Lateral Pipeline, which serves as a literal fork in the road of the southern half of Keystone XL's route to Gulf Coast refineries.

ExxonMobil is scrutinized in Baton Rouge after past leaks

Susan Buchanan | Posted 09.13.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the July 15, 2013 edition.) Government agencies and neighbors are keeping an eye on Baton Rou...

That Chipped Teacup Feeling: Life After Breast Cancer

Holly Robinson | Posted 06.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Holly Robinson

No matter how short your life might be, or how deliciously long, why not cram in as much as you can? Sure, live in the moment, but glory in your past and plan for the future, too.

Ed Whitfield Admits His Allegiance to the Industry

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

I have news for Congressman Whitfield -- the industries crying out for your help didn't elect you. The people elected you.

The Smoke Gets in My Hair, And in My Lungs

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yoani Sanchez

Notwithstanding my abstinence, a couple months ago I was diagnosed with emphysema and the doctor gave me a wink while saying, "You smoke, right?"

Philip Morris Ordered To Pay $300 Million To Former Smoker

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

MIAMI - CHRISTINE ARMARIO (AP)-- A South Florida jury on Thursday ordered Philip Morris USA to pay $300 million to a former smoker, agreeing that the ...

Spokeswoman: Amy Winehouse Doesn't Really Have Emphysema

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LONDON — A discrepancy regarding the health of Amy Winehouse arose Monday after the Grammy-winning singer's father said she had early stage emph...

Emphysema: Symptoms, Sufferers, And Everything Else You Need To Know

Huffington Post | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

It was reported yesterday that Amy Winehouse, the bee-hived Brit singer, is suffering from emphysema. According to the AP: The Sunday Mirror quoted ...