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Acupuncture Can Help COPD

Could help COPD! Acupuncture appears to help the labored breathing that accompanies chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Japanese investigators tracked 68 COPD patients over a 12-week period. Half of the participants received acupuncture plus daily medication, while the other half was assigned to a placebo in which the acupuncture needles...

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COPD Patients Can Improve Condition with Physical Activity

New research shows a combination of exercise classes and confidence-building programs can lead to an increase in physical activity for COPD patients. Researchers from Michigan and Illinois enrolled 49 COPD patients into three groups.ξ One group engaged in upper-body resistance exercises with the self-confidence-building program. One group did upper-body resistance...

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COPD Drugs Could Cause Urinary Problems

A specific class of drugs used to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may result in urinary problems for patients. The medications are in a drug class called inhaled anticholinergics. That includes: Spiriva (tiotropium) Atrovent (ipratropium bromide) Combivent (ipratropium combined with albuterol). Canadian researchers analyzed the medical records of 565,000...

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