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health impacts of wildfires 29 Jul

Health Impacts of Wildfires

Wildfire season is upon us! And with drought conditions and more intense heatwaves, wildfires may become a destructive, year-round phenomenon.…

socioeconomic status and health disparities in lung function 08 Jul

Socioeconomic Status and Health Disparities in Lung Function

Despite improvements in air quality and reductions in tobacco use over the past 60 years, socioeconomic disparities in respiratory symptoms,…

copdsos copd resources 17 Jun

Power Couple Launches New Resources to Educate about COPD

COPDSOS is a new project created by Ted and Grace Anne Dorney Koppel to advocate for pulmonary rehabilitation through education…

copd genetic testing 20 May

COPD Genetic Testing: Should You Get Tested?

So you’ve been told that you have Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Is it important for you to get genetic…

yoga breathing for copd 22 Apr

Tackling Breathlessness with Yoga

Most of us take breathing for granted. The process is mainly involuntary and occurs without us having to think about…

oxygen therapy for copd 25 Feb

When Should I Consider Oxygen Therapy for COPD?

Starting supplemental oxygen therapy is both an important and complex decision. Given its complexity, understanding what this entails (including why…

studies on smoking and covid-19 11 Feb

Studies on Smoking and COVID-19

A recent article in the New York Times reported that as well as relapsing in our diet and exercise habits,…

27 Aug

Face Masks 101

Wearing masks cuts epidemic numbers in half. That is why almost every government in the world endorses masks as an effective…

09 Jul

Portable Oxygen Concentrators (POCs)

Portable oxygen concentrators (POCs) offer many advantages for persons needing oxygen. Like most technology, understanding a device’s use and limitations…