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COPD mortality tied to poverty, study says

December 30, 2013HME News Staff

LONDON - Mortality rates among COPD patients in low-income countries are linked more to poverty than the prevalence of smoking, according to a new international study published in Thorax. Researchers examined COPD mortality data from 170 countries, finding a strong inverse correlation between mortality and gross national income (GNI). Where the annual GNI was below $15,000, they found COPD mortality rose, but it had no clear link to smoking. Mortality was strongly correlated with spirometric restriction,...

COPD, Mortality rates, Poverty, smoking


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HME rapper wants to know: Are you looking like a fool with your pants on the ground?

January 26, 2010Mike Moran

Okay. I admit it: I watch American Idol. And the most memorable moment so far this season has been 62-year-old Gen. Larry Platt, singing his original composition, "Pants on the Ground." This infectious and very funny little ditty has been viewed more than 4 million times on YouTube. Now you can see an HME cover version, created by Mark E. Smith, Pride Mobility's Consumer Research Manager. "In living with a disability, and in my professional roles, I've learned that mixing humor and disability goes...

American Idol, Executive Session, Pants on the Ground, smoking


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