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2011-04-13 21:53:46

Stimulating lung's defenses against bacterial infection Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have developed a non-steroid based strategy for improving the lung's innate immune defense and decreasing inflammation that can be a problem for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). In a study published in the April 13 edition of the journal Science Translational Medicine, the Johns Hopkins researchers targeted the Nrf2 pathway using sulforaphane,...

2011-03-22 12:59:00

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Lung Association in Illinois released a COPD surveillance study today entitled The Scope of COPD in Illinois. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is an umbrella term for a number of lung diseases including chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Starting in 2008, COPD became the 3rd leading cause of death in the United States and is costing residents of Illinois billions. According to this study, COPD totaled...

2011-02-02 09:37:00

RIDGEFIELD, Conn., Feb. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- DRIVE4COPD today announced that it achieved its goal of screening 1 million Americans to determine their risk for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in its first year. The health awareness campaign aims to make a fundamental change in how COPD is addressed in this country and an important part of this effort is to find the millions who may be at risk for COPD and do not know it. COPD, a progressive disease that includes chronic...

2010-11-17 12:00:00

Strategic Plan to Address Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) outlines key actions needed to address COPD, the nation's fourth leading killer LOS ANGELES, Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The California COPD Coalition, led by the American Lung Association in California, today released its Strategic Plan to Address COPD in California, a comprehensive blueprint for preventing further cases of COPD, improving the quality of life for those with COPD, and enhancing the...

2010-10-25 16:11:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Five international health-care societies, representing 200,000 primary care and specialty clinicians, have announced their formal partnership in the fight against chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The COPD Alliance, composed of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, the American Academy of Physician Assistants, the American College of Chest Physicians, the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, and the American College of...

2010-06-11 09:00:00

RIDGEFIELD, Conn., June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- In just four months since its launch, DRIVE4COPD has already encouraged more than 100,000 people to be screened to see if they may be at risk for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The country's newest health initiative that aims to raise awareness of COPD in the hopes that people will talk to their doctor and get diagnosed instead of suffering in silence. Currently, half of the estimated 24 million Americans who may have COPD remain...

2010-02-03 07:00:00

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Feb. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Association for Stock Car Racing, Inc. (NASCAR) has partnered with DRIVE4COPD, a multi-year public health initiative to alert millions of Americans who may be at risk for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). The partnership will focus on supporting the efforts of DRIVE4COPD to raise national awareness of this common disease. DRIVE4COPD will become the "Official Heath Initiative" of NASCAR - educating fans about this...

2010-02-03 06:30:00

RIDGEFIELD, Conn., Feb. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- A powerful group of entertainment, sports and healthcare organizations and celebrities have joined forces to screen millions of people who may be at risk for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), the nation's fourth leading cause of death. The American Lung Association, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., COPD Foundation and NASCAR® today kicked off DRIVE4COPD, a multi-year public health initiative aiming to reach...

2010-01-20 18:25:17

Sponsored by the NHLBI, study shows that COPD, even when mild, limits heart function A new study from Columbia University Medical Center researchers, has found that the heart's ability to pump effectively is diminished among people with a common lung disease, even in people with no or mild symptoms. Published in the Jan. 21, 2010 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, the research is the first to show a strong link between heart function and mild COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary...

2010-01-20 18:17:09

A common lung condition, COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) diminishes the heart's ability to pump effectively even when the disease has no or mild symptoms, according to research published in the Jan. 21 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. The study is the first time researchers have shown strong links between heart function and mild COPD. The research was funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health. Researchers...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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