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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in Women: Exploring Gender

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in Women: Exploring Gender

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality throughout the world.
Tuberculosis (TB)-Surgery

Tuberculosis (TB)-Surgery

Surgery is rarely used to treat tuberculosis (TB). However, it may be used to treat complications of an infection in the lungs or another part of the body.
Effect of Physical Training in Bronchial Asthma

Effect of Physical Training in Bronchial Asthma

Is physical training an effective treatment modality for bronchial asthma?
Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency Genetic Testing-Other Places To Get Help

Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency Genetic Testing-Other Places To Get Help

A list of resources for information on alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency testing.
Air Pollution May Increase Death Rate

Air Pollution May Increase Death Rate

Long-term exposure to air pollution may raise the death rate, even when air pollution levels are relatively low, a British study shows.
What Does the Term FNA Mean with Lung Cancer?

What Does the Term FNA Mean with Lung Cancer?

What is a fine needle aspiration (FNA )biopsy?
Allergic Fungal Airway Disease: Pathophysiology and Diagnosis

Allergic Fungal Airway Disease: Pathophysiology and Diagnosis

Which biomarkers are useful in helping to guide diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of allergic fungal airway disease?
When is Lung Pain Serious?

When is Lung Pain Serious?

What does lung pain feel like, what are some of the causes, and what tests might your doctor order? When could this mean you may have lung cancer?
Inhalers

Inhalers

Find WebMD's comprehensive coverage of inhalers, including medical reference, news, pictures, videos, and more.
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)-Treatment Overview

COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)-Treatment Overview

Although chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) cannot be cured, it can be managed. Treatment for COPD focuses on:Slowing the progression of the disease by avoiding tobacco smoke and other environmental factors, such as air pollution.Reducing and controlling symptoms, such as shortness of ...
Ventilator-associated Infection: Role for Inhaled Antibiotics

Ventilator-associated Infection: Role for Inhaled Antibiotics

What's the rationale for inhaled antibiotic therapy?
Early Lung Cancer With Lepidic Pattern

Early Lung Cancer With Lepidic Pattern

Lepidic tumor growth is mirrored by specific characteristics in computed tomography images thus allowing for a combined assessment of histomorphology and imaging data for an optimized classification of lepidic neoplasms.
Breathlessness

Breathlessness

Find WebMD's comprehensive coverage of breathlessness including medical reference, news, pictures, videos, and more.
Do Popcorn Workers Face Lung Disease Risk?

Do Popcorn Workers Face Lung Disease Risk?

Workers at popcorn production plants may be exposed to vapors that may cause lung disease, according to a study.
What are the Symptoms of Small Cell Lung Cancer?

What are the Symptoms of Small Cell Lung Cancer?

Small cell lung cancer symptoms can sometimes be obvious, but are often mistaken for another condition at first. What are these symptoms?
Treatment of Venous Thromboembolism With Dabigatran

Treatment of Venous Thromboembolism With Dabigatran

Is Dabigatran an alternative to warfarin for treatment of VTE - without the coagulation monitoring?
Exercises to Control Breathing

Exercises to Control Breathing

Whether it's due to stress, habit or simple inattentiveness most of us don't utilize our lungs to their fullest capacity. We sometimes breathe air into the top part of our lungs, or into the lower portion, or into the middle, but we hardly ever take in a complete breath to fill our entire lungs. Wit
Asthma Raise COPD & Emphysema

Asthma Raise COPD & Emphysema

Adults with asthma may face dramatically higher risks of developing potentially deadly lung diseases later in life, according to a new study.
Combination Therapy for Smoking Cessation

Combination Therapy for Smoking Cessation

Helping people quit smoking remains a challenge. A new study looks at whether two stop-smoking agents are better than one.