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Be the Support System They Need

Imagine yourself walking across the bedroom, you decide to inhale a full breath of air to fill up every available space in your lungs. But then, you are only able to exhale half of the air. You immediately take in another full breath. Only half comes out. Now stop imagining and try it. First, you’ll …

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You are going up the stairs and feel every last bit of oxygen leave your body. You stop walking but are unable to catch your breath. How are you going to fight this? COPD, the collective term for two major lung diseases: chronic bronchitis and emphysema, is a progressive disease that prevents air flow from …

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Secondhand Smoke: More harmful than you think

You know how harmful tobacco smoke is to your own personal health, but what you may not know is the damage you are doing to those around you. Tobacco smoke not only increases your risk of lung, throat and mouth cancer, COPD, heart problems and other major conditions, but secondhand smoke can also be extremely …

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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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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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