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COPD patients benefit from app, same-day treatment

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09/01/2015

PHILADELPHIA – Early intervention facilitated by a digital health application provides key benefits for COPD patients, according to the results of a two-year clinical study by Temple University.

PFQC recruits for cause

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05/28/2015

WASHINGTON – People for Quality Care is recruiting patients for the COPD Foundation’s new COPD Patient-Powered Research Network. The network’s purpose is to give COPD patients a place to share how the disease has impacted their lives and to support each other.

Educate on burn risk for COPD patients, study advises

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04/03/2015

GALVESTON, Texas – Home oxygen therapy puts patients with COPD at risk for burns, according to a new study published in the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings.

Sleep, COPD apps developed, tested

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04/01/2015

BALTIMORE ­– Doctors at Johns Hopkins Center for Sleep have developed a new mobile app, called MySleep101, to help doctors who are not specially trained better identify patients who might have a chronic sleep disorder, the Baltimore Business Journal repor

Q&A: The COPD Foundation’s Deb McGowan

With penalties approaching, improved communication needed to cut readmissions
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08/01/2014

WASHINGTON – If it takes a village to raise a child, it takes a community of healthcare providers to keep COPD patients out of the hospital. That will become even more critical Oct. 1, when hospitals start being penalized for excessive readmissions for COPD patients.

In brief: Judge delivers mixed ruling, NSM names president

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07/25/2014

SAN DIEGO and BREA, Calif. – An International Trade Commission (ITC) ruled July 18 that the humidifier in Apex Medical’s iCH CPAP device infringes on ResMed patents, according to a press release from ResMed.

Costs associated with COPD on the rise, report says

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07/25/2014

GLENVIEW, Ill. – Medical costs related to COPD will rise from $32.1 billion in 2010 to $49 billion in 2020, the American College of Chest Physicians estimates in a new report.

Big belly? You’re at increased risk of developing COPD, study says

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07/08/2014

YARMOUTH, Maine – Obesity, especially excessive belly fat, is a risk factor for chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPD), according to an article in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.

In brief: Lawmakers introduce bid bill, SBA hosts stakeholders at hearing

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06/20/2014

WASHINGTON – Reps. Pat Tiberi, R-Ohio, and John Larson, D-Conn., have introduced a bill that would require providers to obtain bid bonds as part of future rounds of competitive bidding. H.R.

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