June 30, 2008 COPDers breathe, eat, & learn to help themselves grow stronger
Posted Jun 30 2008 9:09am
Mike McBride last year with his pull cart of O2tanks, new photos icoming soon.
GrowingStronger- STRENGTH TRAINING FOROLDER ADULTS
John Hancock Center for Physical Activity and Nutrition at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity at the Centers for Disease
Breathing Easier with Emphysema Thoracic Surgeons Help Healthy Lung Tissue Expand in Emphysema PatientsApril 1,2006���By implanting avalvethrough the bronchia, surgeons can now prevent air from getting trapped in emphysema-stricken lungs. The valve deflates the diseased parts of the lung, making space for healthy lung tissue to work.The procedure, not yet approved by the FDA, is a non-surgical and less-risky than traditional therapies such as lung-reduction surgery.http://www.sciencedaily.com/videos/2006/0403-breathing_easier_with_emphysema.htm
Breathing Easier Pulmonologists Extend Lung-Transplant Patients' Lives withInhaled Anti-Rejection Drug
���Half of all lung transplant patients don't live past the fifth year after the procedure, due in part to chronic rejection of the new organs. A new, inhaled form of a commonly used anti-rejection drug deliverers the drug faster and more precisely. Clinical trials show patients have an 84 percent better chance at surviving four years after the surgery.http://www.sciencedaily.com/videos/2005/0809-breathing_easier.htm