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Treatment for diseases and conditions affecting lung and airway function.

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COPD: Risks, symptoms and prevention

Mayo Clinic Health System pulmonology expert explains how to watch for and avoid COPD.

November 11, 2016

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COPD: Risks, symptoms and prevention

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, is a collection of serious lung diseases that obstructs airflow from the lungs and causes breathing issues. According to the American Lung Association, more than 11 million people in the U.S. have been diagnosed with COPD, which is the third leading cause of death. Understanding the risks, symptoms and effective prevention methods of COPD can help your long-term health.

Sara Domeyer CNP By Sara Domeyer November 29, 2016

Eau Claire woman breathing easier thanks to Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program

Judy Hanson is a big believer in second chances — and new beginnings.

November 27, 2015

Lung cancer detected with early screening

Bill McWhite was vacationing along the Texas Gulf Coast — a time a person would traditionally be relaxing — when his body let him do anything but unwind.

November 20, 2015

Checking the facts of COPD

On average, we take 20,000 breaths every day. Our lungs are one of the largest organs of the body, and they do a lot of work 24/7 to keep us alive. If you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), it can change your life. It’s a disease that causes obstructed airflow of the lungs and produces symptoms such as coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath.

Sunny Khosa MD By Sunny Khosa August 18, 2015

Patient Online Services helps Bloomer man stay connected

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June 19, 2015

Trying to catch your breath? What's normal and when to see your doctor

Few sensations are as frightening as not being able to get enough air. Although healthy people occasionally may experience shortness of breath, especially in extreme temperatures, after running up a flight of stairs or when in high altitude, persistent shortness of breath is a sign of a medical problem.

Maureen ODonnell RRT By Maureen O'Donnell June 18, 2015