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About COPD

Live Well with COPD

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, is a progres­sive disease that makes it hard to breathe. “Progressive” means the disease gets worse over time. COPD can cause coughing that produces large amounts of mucus, wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, and other symptoms.

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Coping with Allergies

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A Closer Look at Eye Allergies

If your eyes itch and are red, tearing, or burning, you may have eye allergies (also called allergic conjunctivitis), a condition that affects millions of Americans. Let’s take a closer look at this troublesome allergic condition and what you can do to get relief.

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Can’t Concentrate?
Your Allergies May Be to Blame

Sneezing, wheezing, watery eyes, and a runny nose aren’t the only symptoms of allergic diseases. Many people with allergic rhinitis also report feeling “slower” and drowsy. When their allergies are acting up, they have trouble concentrating and remembering.

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Coping with Asthma

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Going to Work without Laboring for Breath
How to Handle Asthma Hazards in the Workplace

The vast majority of the American workforce spends at least part of their day laboring indoors, where serious health dangers may be lurking in the air they breathe. According to the Occupational Health & Safety Administration, approximately 11 mil­lion workers, including those who are employed by offices, restaurants, and industrial facilities, are exposed to at last one or more substances in their workplace that could cause asthma symptoms.

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Get the Facts on Exercise-Induced Asthma
Then Get Moving!

Whether you are training for the next Winter Olympics or enjoying winter sports on your own, exercise-induced broncho­constriction should not force you to be a spectator in your favorite sporting activities.

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