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Innovative risk score tool effectively predicts future risk of hospitalization for COPD patients

Symptoms can be exacerbated, or worsened, by airborne irritants like secondhand smoke... researchers found the majority of patients who experienced COPD exacerbations were in the LIVE risk-score model's two highest risk groups. Conversely, patients in the
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added May 21, 2018 23:42
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Partners Collaborate on Program to Help African-Americans Quit Smoking

The American Lung Association is launching a joint effort with the National Urban League and the CVS Health Foundation aimed at reducing the smoking rate among African-Americans. The collaboration will provide free access to the American Lung Associatio
COPD News Today
added Mar 13, 2018 19:35
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[Florida] Smoker Who Lost Lung Wins $1.1M Verdict, Plus Possible Punitives, in Trial Against Philip Morris

A Cuban immigrant who lost a lung and suffers from emphysema won a $1.1 million verdict, plus possible punitive damages... Martin v. Philip Morris... jury in Dade County needed just two-and-a-half hours to find Philip Morris liable for hooking Martin to c
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added May 18, 2017 01:27
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Evidence for harm reduction in COPD smokers who switch to electronic cigarettes [FREE FULL TEXT]

These findings suggest that ECs use may aid smokers with COPD reduce their cigarette consumption or remain abstinent, which results in marked improvements in annual exacerbation rate as well as subjective and objective COPD outcomes.
BioMed Central (uk)
added Dec 20, 2016 22:42
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[Missouri] November is COPD Awareness Month (part1)

This is the first in a two-part series on how Mercy Carthage diagnoses and treats COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). .. The leading cause of COPD is smoking.
Carthage (MO) Press
added Nov 7, 2016 22:04
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[UK] Lung disease hitting women who smoked in their teens

Young women who smoked excessively in their teens are developing chronic lung disease previously associated with old men. Some of the worst cases are professional women who started the habit at school but have now been diagnosed with chronic obstructive
London Evening Standard (uk)
added Jul 1, 2013 13:54
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‘Scary’ Lung Disease Now Afflicts More Women Than Men In U.S.

No one suspected it would make them more than equal to men in suffering a choking, life-shortening lung disease. “Everybody smoked. It was the cool thing to do,” said Cousins, who smoked her first cigarette 67 years ago at age 16. But one day, Cousins s
Kaiser Health News
added Apr 17, 2018 19:09
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COPD Is an Adult Killer, But Its Origins May Lie in Childhood

Kids with issues such as asthma or those exposed to secondhand smoke may be more susceptible to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) decades later -- especially if they grow up to become smokers, researchers found.
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Apr 6, 2018 14:13
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Smokers with low muscle mass may be likelier to die

Regardless of whether the smokers have COPD or not, smokers who have less chest muscle may be likelier to die prematurely, suggests the study. Diaz and team examined computed tomography (CT) scans from almost 7,000 smokers, who were aged 60 years on ave
Medical News TODAY(UK)
added May 23, 2017 12:44
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[Canada] GOLDSTEIN: Rates of women with COPD skyrockets as more women take up smoking / Many female smokers say they were encouraged by ads in the ’60s and ’70s that marketed smoking as a symbol of equality.

Each day in my practice at West Park Healthcare Centre, I am reminded of how COPD...is affecting women in increasing numbers. In the last 15 years the number of women who are now suffering from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) has skyrocketed.
Toronto (Ont) Star (ca)
added Apr 18, 2016 22:55
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