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2. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Until recently, the term “chronic obstructive pulmonary disease” (COPD) was used to describe two conditions—emphysema and chronic bronchitis—that make it difficult to breathe in and out. In 2017, the Global Initiative on Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) updated its census report on the diagnosis, prevention, and management of COPD to reflect

5. Reducing the Risk of Common Conditions

Chronic diseases such as heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, and diabetes represent a major health problem in the United States. They account for approximately 86 percent of all healthcare costs and are frequently associated with a significant reduc-tion in quality of life. The CDC reports that roughly half of

What Is Cancer?

What Is Cancer?

Here’s a number to think about: 37.2 trillion. That’s not the dollar amount of the U.S. national debt, nor is it the number of people living on planet Earth. It’s an estimate of the number of cells that comprise the human body. It also represents 37.2 trillion places in your

The Buzz on Resveratrol

The Buzz on Resveratrol

Resveratrol is marketed as a magic bullet that can help aid weight loss, delay aging, and help protect you against cancer and heart disease. But what exactly is resveratrol—and should you be consuming more of it?
What Is Resveratrol?
Reseveratrol is a naturally occurring compound found in grapes, red wine, purple grape

2. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) used to describe two conditions—emphysema and chronic bronchitis—that make it difficult to breathe in and out. Today, COPD is simply described as a disease characterized by chronic airflow limitation caused by small airway disease and/or destruction of the lung tissues involved in exchanging oxygen for

3. Basic Gear

Water
If you’re increasing your physical activity, you may need to drink more water to replace fluids you sweat, especially if you walk in the heat of the day. But walking is such a gentle sport, and so much a part of our natural rhythm, that you shouldn’t run out to

What Is COPD? Explaining Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

What Is COPD? Explaining Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

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

Mouth Cancer Alert: Know the Signs and Reduce Your Risk

Mouth Cancer Alert: Know the Signs and Reduce Your Risk

The lungs. The throat. The bladder. The pancreas. These are just a few of the areas of your body where smoking-related cancers can develop. Smoking also is a major contributor to the more than 48,000 cases of mouth cancer diagnosed in Americans each year.
Fortunately, avoiding smoking and other tobacco use

Memory Maximizers: Vision Problems; Statins & Memory

Address Vision Problems to Minimize Their Effects on Mental Acuity
One in every 13 people over the age of 65 has some type of visual impairment, and this weakening of a vital sensory input is linked with important effects on brain function, such as declines in cognitive ability and memory.

A recent

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