Category Archive: COPD

Nov
25

Exercise Can Improve Quality of Life for Those with COPD

Part 2 of 2 November is National Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) month. COPD is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This problem refers to a group of lung diseases that causes damage to the airways and air sacs in the lungs.  People with …

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Nov
18

Lung disease and COPD

LUNG DISEASE Part 1 of 2 This column is a monthly feature of “Health & Exercise Forum” in association with the students and faculty of Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (formerly The Commonwealth Medical College). GCSOM GUEST AUTHOR: Nicholas Czelatka, MD1 Nicholas is a currently a first-year medical student Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. He is a …

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Nov
09

Exercise & Breathing Techniques Can Improve Quality of Life for Those with COPD

Exercise and Breathing Techniques Can Improve Quality of Life for Those with COPD November is National Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) month. COPD is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This problem refers to a group of lung diseases that causes damage …

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Nov
19

Exercise Can Improve Quality of Life for Those With COPD – Part 2 of 2

Exercise Can Improve Quality of Life for Those with COPD Part 2 of 2 November is National Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) month. COPD is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This problem refers to a group of lung diseases that causes …

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Nov
12

Lung Disease and Exercise: Part 1 of 2

Part 1 of 2 on Lung Disease and Exercise World COPD Day 2012 is Wednesday November 14th! The purpose of this two part series on lung disease is to raise the level of awareness for the prevention and treatment of this disease. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) has become the …

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May
07

Lung Disease, Exercise, and Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) has become the fourth leading cause of death and is one of the only major chronic diseases which has seen an increase in mortality rates. COPD includes emphysema, chronic bronchitis and asthma.