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What Does COPD Stand For?

What Does COPD Stand For?

When former First Lady Barbara Bush died at 92 on April 17, 2018, reports circulated that she suffered from COPD. But what exactly is the ailment—and what does COPD stand for? It’s a debilitating respiratory condition for which there isn’t a cure. It results in chronic coughing and shortness

Is Coffee Bad for You? Actually, It Offers a Host of Health Benefits

Is Coffee Bad for You? Actually, It Offers a Host of Health Benefits

Is coffee bad for you? As you’ve likely seen in multiple health-related headlines over the years, coffee offers numerous health benefits, if you’re drinking it in moderation. On the other hand, the “coffee health benefits” headlines you’ve seen have been accompanied by others that lead you to an opposite conclusion:

Dehydration Headache: Know the Causes, Signs, and Treatments

Dehydration Headache: Know the Causes, Signs, and Treatments

Whatever the mechanisms that might underpin dehydration headaches, there is scientific evidence that can help reassure you that you aren’t imagining them. What causes dehydration headaches can be as simple as not having consumed sufficient fluids.

Likewise, dehydration headaches may happen because lack of fluids causes shrinkage in brain volume. This

Ice Pick Headache Signs and Symptoms

Ice Pick Headache Signs and Symptoms

An ice pick headache—the type that causes a stabbing pain and usually centers in the temple area or around the eyes—is very rare. For most people, thankfully, it’s brief. In 80 percent of ice pick headache sufferers, symptoms last from one to 10 seconds. For those prone to ice pick

GOLD COPD Guidelines for Lung Disease Treatment

GOLD COPD Guidelines for Lung Disease Treatment

One of the missions of GOLD COPD (Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease) involves the stages of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Before diagnosis, a doctor may suspect COPD in anyone with a history of smoking or exposure to environmental irritants. Characteristic lung problem symptoms that accompany COPD include chronic

Blood Pressure Chart: Where Do Your Numbers Fit?

Blood Pressure Chart: Where Do Your Numbers Fit?

A nurse takes your blood pressure at your annual physical. The numbers are recorded and the checkup continues. But do you know where on the blood pressure chart your levels are? Are they healthy? Too low? Too high, meaning you have hypertension? If you have high blood pressure or are

Managing Hay Fever

Managing Hay Fever

As many as 60 million Americans are thought to suffer from hay fever (or, to give it its official name, allergic rhinitis). For these individuals, the spring, summer and sometimes the fall too, are blighted by itchy eyes, a runny nose, and sneezing. In some people, hay fever symptoms aren’t

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