This page provides news and information that helps patients manage their respiratory conditions and stay healthy. The page also provides information for families and caregivers. We invite you to visit this page often to read the latest news you can use.
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University of Nebraska researchers found that among nearly 2,200 adults with COPD, those who ate fish, grapefruit, bananas and cheese had better lung function and fewer symptoms than those who did not eat those foods. CBS News reports.
Researchers at Australia’s University of Sydney found that Tai Chi, an ancient Chinese martial art and exercise, helped COPD patients walk longer distances and improved their quality of life. WebMD reports.
Medications can often help COPD patients maintain better breathing and a more active life. But these medications also can affect nutritional needs. The COPD Foundation provides a quick guide about the relationship between COPD drugs and nutrition.
Learn more about sleep apnea, including its causes, symptoms, effects and treatments. The American Sleep Association answers 8 common questions. The Huffington Post reports.
People suffering from sleep apnea appeared more alert, youthful and attractive after undergoing treatment for two months, according to a University of Michigan study. Fox News reports.
Good news for family caregivers! Researchers at Johns Hopkins University found that providing care for a chronically ill or disabled family member does not increase health risk for caregivers. In fact, providing care was associated with a 9-month extension in life expectancy. Science Daily reports.