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2014-04-10 10:11:39

Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who participated in any level of moderate to vigorous physical activity had a lower risk of hospital readmission within 30 days compared to those who were inactive, according to a study published today in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society. Researchers examined the electronic health records of 6,042 Kaiser Permanente patients in Southern California who were 40 years or older and who were hospitalized with COPD between Jan....

2014-03-20 23:29:32

Allergy season is in full swing and many of us are wheezing. The Pulmonica pulmonary harmonica helps loosen congestion to clear lungs and make breathing easier and this seminar will give practical information to improve your breathing. Sarasota, FL (PRWEB) March 20, 2014 Sarasota area residents who want to improve their breathing should circle March 25, 2014 on their calendar. Dana Keller, PhD, and his wife, Mary Lou, owners of Harmonica Techs, will lead a free Breathe Better Now seminar...

2014-02-04 16:28:20

Chief Medical Officer and Chairman of the Steering Committee for the PFF Care Center Network and PFF Patient Registry Announced CHICAGO, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) today announced two key additions to their staff. Gregory P. Cosgrove, MD, has been named Chief Medical Officer and Kevin R. Flaherty, MD, MS, has been named Chairman of the Steering Committee of the PFF Care Center Network and PFF Patient Registry. "We are pleased to...

2013-09-24 12:28:28

NEW YORK, Sept. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In support of Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Month, Boehringer Ingelheim and the Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis (CPF) are teaming up to raise awareness of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, or IPF, a progressive and fatal disease that causes permanent scarring of the lungs, difficulty breathing, and prevents oxygen from getting to the body. This collaboration also features actress Rose McGowan, who is best known for her leading role in the hit...

2013-04-01 23:01:12

New program offers hope to people with Chronic Respiratory Diseases. New York, NY (PRWEB) April 01, 2013 The Pulmonary Wellness & Rehabilitation Center has partnered with the American Lung Association to bring its renowned Better Breathers Club to New York City. Better Breathers Clubs are support groups for those who suffer from chronic pulmonary diseases including Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Emphysema, Chronic Bronchitis and Pulmonary Fibrosis, among many...

2012-10-01 23:02:29

New York Rehabilitation program passes extensive accreditation process, recognized as leader in the field of rehabilitative care Mt. Kisco, New York (PRWEB) October 01, 2012 Northern Westchester Hospital is proud to announce the certification of its rehabilitation program by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). The Mt. Kisco Hospital was recognized for its commitment to improving the quality of life by enhancing standards of care. Cardiovascular...

2012-09-18 18:40:31

In the first clinical trial to demonstrate an effective treatment for constant, disabling cough among people with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine found that taking thalidomide significantly reduced the cough and improved quality of life. Results of their study are scheduled to be published in the Annals of Internal Medicine on Sept. 18 in an article titled "Thalidomide for the Treatment of Cough in Idiopathic Pulmonary...

2012-08-09 10:34:38

Tai Chi can be used as an effective form of exercise therapy for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to new findings. The research, which was published online today (XX August 2012) ahead of print in the European Respiratory Journal, suggests that this form of exercise can improve exercise capacity and quality of life in people with COPD and may be as beneficial as pulmonary rehabilitation. It is well known that moderate forms of exercise can help COPD...

2012-05-22 05:21:53

( Ivanhoe Newswire) — Bones are living tissues that rebuild constantly throughout your life. As you age you can lose bone faster than you make bone. Now, a new study says male patients with pulmonary disease have a higher prevalence of osteopenia/osteoporosis. "While post-menopausal women are routinely screened for osteoporosis, men are not," Kathleen Ellstrom, PhD, RN, APRN-BC, Pulmonary Clinical Nurse Specialist and Director of the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program at the Veterans...

2012-05-22 02:34:59

Pulmonary rehabilitation and improvement in exercise capacity significantly improve survival in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to a new study from the UK. "While the short- and medium-term benefits of pulmonary rehabilitation in COPD patients have been shown, its effects on survival have not been studied," said lead author Johanna Williams, MSc, a researcher at the Department of Respiratory Medicine at the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust....