PERF is now offering supervised exercise sessions on Tuesday and Thursday mornings for pulmonary patients or people requiring supplemental oxygen. The program is free, but pre-registration required. Details below: Related posts: Exercise Is Especially Important for Those With COPD A
Do you have a cold right now? Did you have one last fall? Think back over the times that you had colds in the past several years – always in the spring or fall? If so, maybe you’re not catching
You know that when you have COPD, daily tasks that seem almost effortless for others can cause you to become short of breath. Perhaps you’ve decided that that’s just the way it is, and you have to live with it.
In honor of COPD Awareness Month, we’d like to share this informative flyer created by the COPD Foundation: November marks National COPD Awareness Month, a unique opportunity for our community to join together and educate the public about a
Patients and their medical care providers have known for some time that environmental factors can trigger a COPD flare-up, but this knowledge was based mostly on anecdotal evidence. A few years ago, a study collected and analyzed data on these
With all the fires burning in California, we wanted to give you some quick information on how to protect yourself from lung irritation if you’re located near a fire. If you have COPD, inhaling wildfire smoke can be especially harmful.
Good news: The Centers For Disease Control (CDC) reports that tobacco use nationwide dropped to a new low last year, and simultaneously, teen vaping, i.e. teen’s use of e-cigarettes, fell sharply. FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb commented that the CDC data
It’s the season again: Time to gear up for the colder weather and the arrival of a new wave of influenza. As you probably know, influenza viruses usually circulate widely in the United States from late fall through early spring.
If you’ve been diagnosed with COPD, of course you’re told that you should eat healthy, exercise, get adequate sleep, and avoid triggers such as pollen if you have allergies. Must you extend this whole “live a clean and healthy life”
If you’re living with COPD, chances are you’re taking regular medication – either for your COPD or for some other condition. We all know that it’s important to take your medications at the time of day and frequency prescribed, but