Tag Archives: COPD

Coding Guidelines for Coronavirus

2020 Lifetime Achievement: Bill and Melinda Gates

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MARCH 04, 2020 — Given the continuing spread of the novel coronavirus disease called COVID-19, there have been a lot of questions about how to address this from a coding perspective should you have a patient who presents with the virus. …

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2-Mile Daily Walk Might Help Fight COPD


By Maureen SalamonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Taking daily walks of at least two miles can reduce hospitalizations from severe episodes of a life-threatening breathing disorder, new research suggests. Scientists found that chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients without regular walking regimens had about twice the …

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Daily Aspirin Might Ease COPD Flare-Ups

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By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Many Americans take a daily low-dose aspirin to protect their hearts. Now it appears aspirin may also reduce flare-ups of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). In a study of COPD sufferers, researchers found that aspirin was linked to fewer …

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What Works Best to Ease Flare-Ups of COPD?

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By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 25, 2020 (HealthDay News) — The best available drugs to treat sudden COPD flare-ups are the medications already widely in use, antibiotics and corticosteroids, a new evidence review has concluded. There’s not enough evidence to recommend newer treatments for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), …

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Can an Apple a Day Keep COPD Away?

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THURSDAY, Feb. 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Eating lots of fruits and vegetables is good for everyone — and may even help current and former smokers avoid chronic lung disease, a new investigation reveals. Apples, pears, green leafy vegetables and peppers appear to offer protection against COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary …

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Widely Used COPD Meds Tied to Increased Fracture Risk

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TUESDAY, Feb. 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Many patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are placed on powerful inhaled corticosteroid therapy to ease symptoms. But new research suggests the treatment might raise their odds for bone fractures. Still, the Canadian study wasn’t able to prove cause-and-effect, and the overall …

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Lung Diseases on the Rise Worldwide

No Reason for 45% of Antibiotic Prescriptions

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 20, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Lung diseases have been striking more people around the world in the past 30 years, new research shows. And being from poor regions is the most important risk factor for respiratory trouble, the scientists added. …

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