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Patricia Bratianu
Patricia Bratianu
May 17, 2019
These alternative treatments for COPD may be able to help you manage your condition, while also decreasing the need for some medications.

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Soups for COPD

Try These Delicious Fall Soups for COPD

Eating soup is one of the best methods to boost the immune system. Try some of these soups for COPD to help ward off colds and the flu this chilly season.
by Donna Schwontkowski on November 5, 2014
COPD Recipes

Salad Recipes to Soothe COPD Symptoms

Getting your veggies is an important part to curbing COPD symptoms. Why not try adding them in to salads? Here are some great COPD recipes to try today!
by Donna Schwontkowski on September 19, 2014
Benefits of Volunteering

Exploring the Benefits of Volunteering With COPD

Have you volunteered lately? A number of scientific studies have proven the benefits of volunteering for overall health and wellness.
by Brenda Vanta on September 9, 2014
COPD Smoothie Recipes

COPD Smoothie Recipes

Smoothies are a great way to get your daily dose of antioxidants and detoxifying fruits and veggies to improve your COPD symptoms. Try these great recipes!
by Donna Schwontkowski on September 8, 2014
Hope With COPD

How to Maintain Hope With COPD

If you find yourself losing hope because of your challenges, know that many people maintain hope with COPD and live life to the fullest — it is possible!
by Amy Manley on August 12, 2014
Dining Out With COPD

Live a Little: Dining Out With COPD

If you have friends that frequently ask you to dine with them, with a little planning ahead, you can join them for a meal that is pleasant for you.
by Yvonne Banks on July 28, 2014
COPD Infection

Avoiding a COPD Lung Infection

The lungs are the weakest link in the body of someone with COPD. A COPD infection could lead to an ER episode or worse yet, a bout in the ICU ward.
by Donna Schwontkowski and Yvonne Banks on June 24, 2014
9 Ways to Ensure Clean Indoor Air

9 Ways to Ensure Clean Indoor Air

Almost a million people with COPD have complications from exposure to household air pollution, so take steps to ensure you're breathing clean indoor air.
by Donna Schwontkowski on June 2, 2014
COPD and Dental Care

Keeping a Healthy Smile When You Have COPD

Recent clinical research suggests people with gum disease may find the health of their gums is a risk factor for the severity of their COPD and dental care.
by Sharon Boyd, RDH on May 28, 2014
COPD and Scented Products

Use Unscented Products for Better Health

COPD and scented products don't go together. One fragrance can have as many as 350 scented ingredients, including artificial chemicals.
by Brenda Vanta on May 28, 2014