Smoking, the Aftermath

Smoking is highly addictive, nicotine, after all, is absorbed by the bloodstream within 10 seconds of entering the body. Even though the United States has seen a decrease in cigarette smoking during the past decade, an estimate of 36.5 million adults are considered current smokers. Smoking can be attributed to at least 16 million Americans …

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FIGHTING SMOKING AND COPD?

I accept it, I am addicted to cigarettes. I am constantly thinking about my next cigarette and the feeling I get every time I take a puff. Sometimes I even dream about it. Sure, I’ve been smoking for the past couple of years. What once was one cigarette every other party, turned into a couple …

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Exercise is not a far-fetched dream

Chest tightness, wheezing, coughing. COPD can take your breath away and make you feel vulnerable and scared. But what if I told you that you can take back some of the control COPD has taken away? For those with COPD, having a good quality of life heavily depends on living a healthy lifestyle. Diet and …

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Asthma: Quick tips to stay in control

For most Americans, May represents the 5th month of the year, the end of the school semester, and the beginning of summer. Unfortunately, for 24 million Americans it might also represent the time of the year when breathlessness, chest tightness, and coughing become a daily fear. May has been declared National Asthma and Allergy Awareness …

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Got Asthma? Top Cities for Living Better

If you’re one of the 25 million people suffering with asthma, where you live can make a substantial difference in how you feel. Your zip code may impact whether you have an asthma attack once a year or once a month. Knowing your triggers is the first step in helping you to choose the best …

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Avoid Common COPD Triggers

Living with COPD means living mindfully. Categorized by a group of progressive lung diseases, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) makes it hard for sufferers to breathe. Symptoms can also include coughing, wheezing, and chest tightness. Certain triggers lead to flare-ups for those with COPD, which basically causes symptoms to worsen. Knowing what your triggers are …

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Asthma: The Seasons of Suffering

What triggers your asthma? Many people will say, “It’s the weather!”. As spring approaches and pollen is at an all-time high, allergies often account for a good majority of asthma flare-ups. You may notice that your allergy symptoms are more apparent in the morning hours during the spring season. This is because pollen levels are …

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Smoking: Preventing Bad Habits Early

Many people have tried a form of tobacco at some point in their life. Whether from the pressure to be “cool,” or seeing a parent smoking and wanting to know what it was like, there are a number of reasons for wanting to experiment with tobacco smoking. There are currently close to 46 million smokers …

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Asthma Attack: What’s Happening Inside?

Asthma is a disease that affects the airways of your lungs. When you have asthma, the lining of your airways become inflamed and more sensitive to things you are exposed to everyday. These “triggers” as we like to call them can be anything from dust, pet dander, weather changes, even stress. When we are exposed …

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Clinical Trials: What They Are and How They Work

Clinical trials are research studies that use volunteers to test how well a new medical approach works. They are designed to find more efficient ways to prevent, treat, and diagnose medical conditions and diseases. Researchers follow strict guidelines when performing clinical trials which are set to protect participants as well as to provide accurate and …

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