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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

Control and PreventionPDF.http://growingstronger.nutrition.tufts.edu/growing_stronger.pdf

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Medicare Pricing Frozen As Congress Leaves Town

By Paul Kane Washington Post Staff Writer

Saturday, June 28, 2008; A03:
With congressional leaders engaged in heated brinkmanship, the Bush administration yesterday gave a reprieve to thousands of doctors expecting to get hit Tuesday with a 10.6 percent cut inMedicarepayments. The....................Department of Health and Human Serviceswill ���.http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/06/27/AR2008062703230_

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Chomping on Cherries: A Real Mind-Benderhttp://www.realage.com/ct/eat-smart/food-and-nutrition/tip/6302

6 Foods to Keep Your Mind Young

FromYOU: The Owner���s Manual,
by RealAge experts Michael F. Roizen, MD, and Mehmet C. Oz, MDhttp://www.realage.com/HealthyYOUCenter/Articles.aspx?aid=10442

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Breathing Easier with Emphysema

Thoracic Surgeons Help Healthy Lung Tissue Expand in Emphysema Patients
April 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

Lung Surgery BenefitsEmphysema Patients For Several YearsScienceDaily���St.Louis,March 25, 2003--A procedure known aslung-volume reduction surgery (LVRS)http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2003/03/030325071444.htm

August 1, 2005

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

medical answersNational Jewish Lung Linehttp://www.pulmonarypaper.org/1-800-222-5864

PPAPartnership forPrescription Assistancewww.pparx.org1-888-477-2669

Am. Lung Assoc.http://www.lungusa.org/site/pp.asp?c=dvLUK9O0E&b=225421-800-586-4872

Alpha 1 Foundation 1-877-228-7321

Free Alpha test kits: 1-877-886-2383

Free Breathing magazine:http://breathingmagazine.com/default.aspx

COPD Foundation help line:1-866-316-2673

National Home Oxygen Patients Associationhttp://www.homeoxygen.org/

The Pulmonary Paperhttp://www.pulmonarypaper.org/

COPDCANADAhttp://www.copdcanada.ca/

One of the BEST, most up to date educational sites:http://www.perf2ndwind.org/

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