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When a loved one has COPD or another chronic lung disease, knowing how to balance taking care of them and yourself can be difficult. This page provides helpful resources for caregivers including guides on helping your loved one quit smoking and how to take time out of your day for yourself.

If you’ve just been diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), you may have a lot of questions. This page is a great resource for learning about all aspects of the disease including talking to your doctor, flare-up signs and symptoms, and disease management.

If you have a chronic lung disease, you know that staying healthy plays an important part in managing your symptoms and overall well-being. The right exercise methods, diet, and other techniques can help you stay healthy with chronic lung disease and get you back to doing the things you love.

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COPD and Air Quality – Learning about Smog

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Thu, May 28, 2015

What is smog?

Smog is air pollution that comes from an interaction with certain chemicals in the air and the sun, and causes dangers to your health—especially if you have COPD1. There are many long-term health effects or worsening symptoms that can result from exposure to smog1

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Topics: Staying Healthy

COPD Recipe: Southwest Salad

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Tue, May 26, 2015

Enjoy this flavor-packed southwest salad without all the calories and unnecessary salt and fat. Follow these simple steps for a healthy, flavorful salad that all are sure to love1

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Topics: Staying Healthy

Life with COPD: How to Tell Medical Professionals Apart

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Thu, May 21, 2015

Learning how to balance all the medical professionals who help to treat you can take a bit of planning, but when a medical professional walks into your exam room, do you know how to tell the difference between a medical student, nurse practitioner, physician and others? Read on to learn some quick tips on how to tell the difference1

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Life with COPD – How Mindfulness Improves Wellbeing

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Tue, May 19, 2015

Living with COPD or another chronic lung disease can really take a toll on your daily life, including your mind and body. Mindfulness is seen as a complementary method, meaning it does not replace, but rather is in addition to your current medication and therapy plan that your doctor has outlined. Mindfulness means that you’re able to pay attention to the present moment, on purpose and without judgment. Read on to learn about mindfulness and how mindfulness improves wellbeing. 

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