COPD Mortality Continues to Rise

Women are more at risk for the disease and its complications

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which is an umbrella term for emphysema, chronic bronchitis and other airway diseases, has now overtaken stroke as the third-leading cause of death in the United States. Data from 2017 suggests that women are more likely than men to die from COPD, and more recent research points to exacerbations (a […]


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