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People with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease have difficulty
breathing in the form of either bronchitis, emphysema, or a
combination of the two. The majority of cases are caused by
smoking, and incidence of COPD is rising among Americans. COPD is
the fourth leading cause of death in the United States.
COPD is not curable, but it is treatable. Lifestyle changes and
medication can help patients cope with chronic lung disease and
live longer, fuller lives. Most cases can be prevented. Here’s
treatment options and advice on how to take care of your lungs.
Many people who visit their doctor's office now see a physician's
assistant or nurse practitioner. Two studies suggest that
well-trained non-physician providers can do a good job of caring
for mild illnesses on a walk-in basis and for a complex illness
for which they have special training, experience, and
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It's not uncommon for exercise enthusiasts to experience a
fitness-related injury, such as sprains, fractures or tendinitis.
Many of these injuries can be avoided with preventive efforts
such as proper warm-up, attention to technique and good