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Living with COPD one day at a time. Get tips and read about living and coping with COPD.

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By Theresa Cannizzaro - June 9, 2017
For the vast majority of people, when they hear the words “COPD” they automatically think “they must be a smoker.” While smoking is the leading cause of COPD, it isn’t always the... READ MORE

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By Derek Cummings - June 8, 2017
The lungs are huge. Shaped like an upside-down butterfly, the top of each lung extends into the lowest part of the neck, just above the first rib. The bottom of each lung... READ MORE

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By Janet Plank - May 19, 2017
When I was 19, I was pushed into lighting a cigarette, actually it happened frequently. I got past the rotten taste and realized that I was losing weight, a lot of weight,... READ MORE

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By Tonya Hidalgo - May 17, 2017
It is no secret that anxiety goes hand in hand with COPD as symptoms worsen.  Once the shortness of breath, or dyspnea, becomes severe enough to cause fear, dealing with anxiety may... READ MORE

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By Michelle Vincent - May 12, 2017
“Laugh and the world laughs with you, snore and you sleep alone.” – Anthony Burgess I hope you got a laugh out of that quote. You deserve a laugh. Because this article... READ MORE

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