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2013-06-05 12:31:08

WASHINGTON, June 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Women are 37 percent more likely to have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) than men and now account for more than half of all deaths attributed to COPD in our nation. The American Lung Association's latest health disparity report, "Taking Her Breath Away: The Rise of COPD in Women," examines the nation's third leading cause of death and its increased prevalence among women in the United States. More than seven million women in...

2012-11-01 07:32:44

200,000 Live in Los Angeles County, Many are Women and Under 45 Years Old LOS ANGELES, Nov. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As we enter COPD Awareness Month starting November 1, new data shows an estimated 1.1 million Californians, with nearly 200,000 in Los Angeles County, have been diagnosed with COPD, according to the first research of its kind by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research along with Survey Research Group and Public Health Institute (PHI). "BREATHE LA (BLA)...

2012-06-06 10:25:35

MISSION VIEJO, Calif., June 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Lifescript.com, a women's health and wellness website headquartered in Mission Viejo, Calif., has launched a new online COPD Health Center to help women detect, treat and reduce risk factors for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. COPD, the third leading cause of death in the United States, is a progressive illness that affects airflow out of the lungs, causing difficulty breathing. COPD is a group of interrelated diseases, the two most...

2012-05-02 13:35:31

Findings underline importance of cardiac testing in lung disease prognosis, treatment A simple test for heart disease risk can go a long way toward determining the long-term prognosis for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, according to UC Irvine researchers. Dr. Hwa Mu Lee and Nathan Wong of the UCI Heart Disease Prevention Program found that individuals with moderate to severe COPD who had a low Framingham Heart Study 10-year risk assessment rate lived longer and...

2011-11-16 03:00:00

ZURICH, November 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- - Updated international treatment guidelines confirm experts' views that prevention of COPD exacerbations should be of equal importance to relieving daily symptoms - New data confirms COPD patients are at increased risk during winter, experiencing an increase in exacerbations, increasing the risk of long-term damage and more rapid disease progression - Patients should...

2011-10-28 06:30:00

CAPE CORAL, Fla., Oct. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Nature's Bioceuticals, a wholly owned subsidiary of Mistral Ventures (MILV.pk), has entered into the $8.4 billion market chronic obstructive pulmonary disease market (COPD) with the completed acquisition of a ground breaking Breathing Formula. This all natural, non-synthetic, medicine was developed for the treatment of COPD, the two most common forms of which are Emphysema and Chronic Bronchitis. We believe that there is no other product...

2011-09-26 14:58:03

A new study has shown that people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or people with reduced lung function are at a serious risk of developing cardiovascular disease. The findings, which will be presented today (26 September 2011) at the European Respiratory Society's Annual Congress in Amsterdam, suggest that people with COPD and reduced lung function should be routinely screened for cardiovascular disease, as they appear to be at a considerably greater risk of it. The...

2011-08-29 13:18:55

A common antibiotic can help reduce the severe wheezing and other acute symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, according to a large, multicenter clinical trial sponsored by the National Institutes of Health and conducted at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). The study appears in the August 25 New England Journal of Medicine.        Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, is the third leading cause of death in the...

2011-05-16 08:24:00

NEW YORK, May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- COPD: Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease - the first journal dedicated to publishing research on the impact of COPD - is launching a new media-rich digital format to accompany its standard electronic and print issues. The new digital format is available on http://www.copdjournal.com and will feature a wide range of features that makes access to the latest COPD news, data and research easier than ever. "We are proud to unveil our...

2011-05-10 07:59:00

Resource Center features information on COPD diagnosis, treatment, tools and more! GLEN ALLEN, Va., May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Association of Managed Care Physicians (NAMCP) announced today that it has released the Medical Directors COPD Resource Center. The resource center is designed to provide medical directors, practicing physicians and patients with the most up to date information on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) diagnosis and treatment. The...