Pulmonary Horizons -September-2014

  Conference of Patient Centered Approaches to COPD Pulmonary Horizons Jeanne Rommes, a COPD advo­ cate who is living with the disease, summed up the message of the re- cent Pulmonary Horizons confer- ence in San Diego CA, for health professionals: “Ask the patient what they want to do or are afraid to do and…

Tai Chi for COPD September-2014

    Gentle Exercise to Reduce Stress and Anxiety Tai Chi for COPD Practicing Tai Chi may not only increase your flexibility and balance but can be a great way to reduce anxiety and built up stress. It is a gentle form of exercise where you perform slow, flowing movements and stretching. Originally Tai Chi…

Fibrosis File September-2014

    Fibrosis File Research from the European Respira- tory Society’s International Congress tells us some cases of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) may be linked with asbestos exposure. Asbestosis is developed by peo- ple with a known (or unknown) history of exposure to asbestos with symptoms which can be identical to IPF – shortness of…

Respiratory News -September-2014

    Respiratory News To keep up on the latest pulmonary news, click on the link on the home page of www.pulmonarypaper.org. The FDA has approved the once-daily bronchodilator inhalation spray olodater- ol (Striverdi Respimat) for the long-term treatment of airflow obstruction in patients with COPD. People with asthma who were treated with vitamin D…

Back to Basics -September-2014

  A Review of a COPD Diagnosis Back to Basics since everyone has had different expe- riences after they were diagnosed witha chronic respiratory problem, we would like to review the basics  One person might have tended a comprehensive pulmonary rehabilita- tion program while an- other might have been given a prescription for Albuterol and…