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CDC: Number of COPD-related deaths decreasing

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09/09/2016

WASHINGTON – From 2000 through 2014, the age-adjusted rate for COPD-related deaths decreased 22.5% for men and 3.8% for women aged 25 and over, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control a

Combined therapy for COPD patients works, study says

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09/06/2016

LONDON – Adding home non-invasive ventilation to home oxygen therapy decreases the risk of re-hospitalization for COPD patients, according to a study presented this week at the 2016 European Respiratory Society International Congress.

Philips sponsors Nimoy documentary on COPD

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08/31/2016

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands – Royal Philips is sponsoring a documentary that seeks to educate viewers about COPD through Leonard Nimoy’s personal story of courage.

ASAA receives funding for study

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03/24/2016

WASHINGTON – The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute Board of Governors has approved a three-year, $2.5 million demonstration project called the O2VERLAP Study, the American Sleep Apnea Association (ASAA) has announced.

LifeMap Solutions launches COPD apps

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12/03/2015

SAN JOSE, Calif. – LifeMap Solutions’ COPD Navigator app, which helps patients better manage their condition, is now available for free download from the App Store.

Philips Respironics dedicates resource to COPD

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11/17/2015

MURRYSVILLE, Pa. – Philips Respironics has launched a new resource for patients with COPD.

Sunovion educates, empowers with videos

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11/10/2015

MARLBOROUGH, Mass. – Sunovion Pharmaceuticals and the COPD Foundation have launched a new video series, Reel COPD, to share the first-hand stories of patients and their caregivers as they cope with a chronic, progressive disease.

COPD Foundation adds coaching app to growing list of support tools

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10/02/2015

WASHINGTON – The COPD Foundation and ViiMed launched an interactive website and mobile app this week for coaching, education and wellness monitoring for COPD patients.

Some claims in limbo as Medicare clamps down on vents

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09/25/2015

YARMOUTH, Maine – HME providers are struggling with how to get paid for COPD patients who fail Bi-level PAP therapy but don’t require nearly around-the-clock ventilation.

COPD trial uses mobile health to provide rehab at home

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09/16/2015

MINNEAPOLIS – The Minnesota HealthSolutions Corporation has tapped Novum, a consumer health engagement platform, as a partner on a mobile health clinical trial program designed to motivate and monitor people with COPD.

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