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Asthma and COPD May Require Multiple Treatments

Asthma and COPD May Require Multiple Treatments March 19, 2010 Dear Mayo Clinic: I am an active 84-year-old man and was diagnosed with asthma and COPD a few years ago. My pulmonologist prescribed two medications — Advair and Spiriva — that seem to do the same thing. Why would I [...]

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COPD Associated With Increased Risk for Mild Cognitive Impairment

Bottom Line:  A diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in older adults was associated with increased risk for mild cognitive impairment (MCI), especially MCI of skills other than memory, and the greatest risk was among patients who had COPD for more than five years. The study is published [...]

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El estilo de vida y la atención médica oportuna es importante en el tratamiento de la EPOC

ESTIMADA MAYO CLINIC: Tengo 51 años y me acaban de diagnosticar EPOC. La enfermedad se detectó pronto y todavía no presento muchos síntomas. ¿Qué puedo hacer para evitar que empeore? ¿Qué tratamientos existen para alguien que se encuentra en las primeras etapas de la enfermedad? RESPUESTA: Usted definitivamente puede tomar [...]

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TUESDAY Q & A: Healthy lifestyle choices, timely medical care important in treating COPD

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am 51 and was recently diagnosed with COPD. It was caught early, and I don’t have many symptoms. Is there anything I can do to keep it from getting worse? What treatments are available for someone in the early stages of the disease? ANSWER: There are definitely [...]

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Chronic Lung Disease Linked to Cognitive Impairment, Memory Loss

People with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are about twice as likely to develop mild cognitive impairment (MCI) – and chances are that it will include memory loss. First author of the Mayo Clinic study published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings Balwinder Singh, M.D., says, “COPD is reversible in early stages, especially in smokers. These findings are important because they [...]

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COPD Takes the Breath Away; Treatment Can Prevent Worsening

ROCHESTER, Minn. — July 19, 2012.  Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) literally takes one's breath away and is a leading cause of death in the United States. COPD refers to a group of lung diseases that limit airflow during exhalations, making it increasingly difficult to breathe out. COPD includes chronic [...]

Created by Ginger Plumbo

Discovery's Edge Summer Online Issue

Here are highlights from the online issue of Discovery's Edge, Mayo Clinic's research magazine. You may cite and link to this publication as often as you wish. Republication is allowed with proper attribution. Please include the following subscription information as your editorial policies permit: Visit Discovery's Edge for subscription information. [...]

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Smoking and COPD

In this Medical Edge Radio episode, we hear from Mayo Clinic Dr. Paul Scanlon about smoking and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease or COPD. To listen, click the link below. Smoking & COPD

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Treating COPD

In this Medical Edge Radio episode, Mayo Clinic Dr. Paul Scanlon tells us about treatment options for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, also known as COPD. To listen, click the link below. Treating COPD

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Living with COPD

In this  Medical Edge Radio episode, Mayo Clinic Dr. Paul Scanlon explains what it is like to live with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD. To listen, click the link below. Living With COPD  

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What is COPD

In this Medical Edge Radio episode, Mayo Clinic Dr. Paul Scanlon provides an overview of COPD or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. To listen, click the link below. What is COPD

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COPD

In this Medical Edge Radio episode, Mayo Clinic Dr. Paul Scanlon explains Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, also known as COPD. To listen, click the link below. COPD

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COPD

In this Medical Edge Episode, Mayo Clinic lung specialist, Dr. Paul Scanlon discusses a leading cause of death, COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. To listen, click the link below. COPD

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Monday's Housecall

THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES Buying prescription drugs online: The do's and don'ts Buying prescription drugs online? Stay safe with these do's and don'ts. Diabetes prevention: 5 tips for taking control Changing your lifestyle could be a big step toward diabetes prevention — and it's never too late to start. EXPERT [...]

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THURSDAY CONSUMER HEALTH TIPS

Vegetarian diet: How to get the best nutrition Tips to keep blood sugar steady Lifestyle and home remedies if you have COPD Abdominal pain Diabetes diet: Create your healthy-eating plan

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MONDAY HOUSECALL: Hormone Therapy, Emphysema, COPD, Botox Parties and More....

  Featured Topic; Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) refers to a group of lung diseases that make it increasingly difficult for you to breathe. It's also a leading cause of death and illness worldwide. Learn how COPD can be prevented and treated.  Highlights  Hormone therapy: Is it right for you?  [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

Going to Discovery's Edge

The year-end issue of Mayo Clinic's research magazine Discovery's Edge, is now available online and highlighted articles are listed below. You may cite and link to this publication as often as you wish. Republication is allowed with proper attribution. Please include the following subscription information as your editorial policies permit: Visit [...]

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