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Gear Up for Summer Swimming With COPD

Russell Winwood, the COPD athlete here, and today I want to talk about one of my favorite activities: swimming. After my chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) diagnosis, I made many changes in my life, and I gradually increased my activity levels until I was...

2 Tips for Spending Time With COPD Dads on Father’s Day

2 Tips for Spending Time With COPD Dads on Father’s Day

Hello, everyone. My name is Russell Winwood, and I’m a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patient. You may know me as the COPD athlete. I’m also a father, and I can tell you that nothing makes me happier than spending time with my sons on Father’s Day....

Quick Tips and Innovation

3 Benefits NAC Supplements Can Have for COPD Patients

Supplements may help you if you have a chronic lung disease, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Although there are several supplements that COPD patients can take, n-acetyl cysteine (NAC) can be particularly beneficial. In fact, there are 3 specific...

3 COPD-Friendly Summer Vacation Ideas

3 COPD-Friendly Summer Vacation Ideas

Just because you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) doesn’t mean you should stop taking summer vacations. With a little planning and the right destination, COPD patients can still enjoy the fun and liberation that summer vacations have to offer. Here...

Popular Lung Health Articles

Salmon Roasted in Butter and Almonds

Salmon Roasted in Butter and Almonds

If you’re looking for a delicious dinner recipe that also benefits your lungs, then salmon roasted in butter with almonds is just what you’re looking for. Salmon is a great source of protein that tastes amazing and has many health benefits, especially when you choose...

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2 Barbecuing Tips for Chronic Lung Disease Patients

2 Barbecuing Tips for Chronic Lung Disease Patients

Many people might say the smell of a barbecue grill is synonymous with summertime. However, patients with chronic lung diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may think this isn’t an activity that’s possible for this condition. There are 2 tips...

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Q&A: Top Things to Know About Vaping

Q&A: Top Things to Know About Vaping

The use of e-cigarettes and “vaping” has emerged as a growing but controversial trend — as many have begun to question whether e-cigarettes are truly a safer alternative to traditional cigarettes and if enough research has been conducted to truly understand their...

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What’s the Difference: Phlegm Versus Mucus

What’s the Difference: Phlegm Versus Mucus

Even when you do not realize it, your body works behind the scenes 24/7 to keep you functioning. Mucus is one such silent partner invested in your well-being. Every day, the body’s mucous membranes secrete 1 to 1.5 liters of a clear, stringy fluid called mucus, most...

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Traveling With Supplemental Oxygen

Traveling With Supplemental Oxygen

You may have all the general travel planning out of the way, but have you planned for your oxygen needs? Planning for your oxygen needs well in advance of your trip can help you feel in control and reduce any anxiety you may feel. Below, we’ve compiled some helpful...

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Shaun’s Journey with Pulmonary Fibrosis

Shaun’s Journey with Pulmonary Fibrosis

Shaun G. was content to spend time with his wife and daughter in their Virginia Beach, Virginia, home. Unfortunately, life would become much more difficult for Shaun and his family when he was diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis.   Life Before Lung Health Institute...

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2 Benefits Lung Disease Patients Get From Cycling

2 Benefits Lung Disease Patients Get From Cycling

Russell Winwood, the COPD athlete, here. Today, I want to talk about some of the benefits cycling offers patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). I have a lot of experience with cycling personally because it’s a major component of the Ironman...

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Lamb and Fennel With Mint Salad

Lamb and Fennel With Mint Salad

There are some people out there who think Greek food is the tastiest food on the planet. However, patients with chronic lung diseases may think they can’t indulge in this tasty cuisine. With this lamb and fennel with mint salad recipe, you’ll be able to satisfy...

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What Does My Blood Oxygen Level Mean?

What Does My Blood Oxygen Level Mean?

If you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), you may have had a doctor tell you what your blood oxygen levels are. You may not know what these values mean or how your COPD affects them. However, it’s important for COPD patients to understand these 2...

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Asthma and COPD: 4 Ways They Are Different

Asthma and COPD: 4 Ways They Are Different

Asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are both serious chronic lung conditions. However, they aren’t as similar in some respects as many people believe. While they both have symptoms such as shortness of breath, wheezing and chronic coughing, these...

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Can a Person with COPD Get Better?

Can a Person with COPD Get Better?

More and more people are being diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) every year. This chronic lung condition is progressive and currently incurable. However, there are steps COPD patients can take to slow the progression of the disease and...

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