What is COPD? It stands for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and it typically describes two conditions: emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Some people suffer from just one of these conditions, but most people with COPD have both—and both can seriously affect your lungs. In fact, COPD is one of the most
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Focus on Dietary Pattern, Not Individual Foods.
Four dietary patterns are linked with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer mortality, a recent study concludes. These include: The USDA dietary guidelines, Harvard’s Healthy Eating Plate, the Mediterranean diet, and the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) Eating Plan (see HealthNews,
Influenza—commonly called “the flu”—is a viral infection of the respiratory system. It affects the lungs as well as the whole body. Most people recognize the symptoms—fever, body aches, sore throat, stuffy nose, and headache. Sometimes the flu is confused with the common cold, but even though some of the symptoms
Q. What’s the best way to lose weight? That’s the question that spurs the $20 billion per year U.S. weight loss industry. Increasingly, research suggests that an array of popular weight loss diets can help you lose weight, but over the long term they may not be so effective.
Think you might be getting symptoms of the flu—or maybe a cold? Here’s how to tell the difference. In either case, start taking these natural antivirals now! You may be able to ward off the virus or at least reduce your symptoms.