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Although cigarette smoking is on the decline, it remains the leading cause of preventable disease in the U.S. More than 480,000 deaths every year are due to cigarette smoking. The rates of cigarette smoking remain highest among young adults ages 18 to 24, people with lower levels of education, those whose incomes are below the poverty level, and some races and ethnicities. In fact, among high school students, tobacco and nicotine use is growing b
It’s very common for a person to experience symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), yet not realize that they might need to be seen by a doctor. Says David Au, M.D., “People kind of accommodate to our lives, and we start developing symptoms that we think are normal, even when they’re not normal. It’s really, really common for people to come in to see us after their first COPD exacerbation.” When that visit occurs, says
The symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) such as dyspnea (shortness of breath), chronic productive cough, and wheezing can cause functional limitations, preventing a COPD-sufferer from doing the activities that they would like to do. Not only that, COPD limits not just those with COPD, but their caregivers too. Getting out of the house, walking, and participating in social activities can become limited for both patients and th