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News: Articles from our Partners at Consultant 360 May 2016

Respiratory Disease Articles from our Partners at Consultant 360

Extreme Heat, Rain Increase Asthma Exacerbations    

A new study of patients in Maryland examines the link between extreme weather and asthma exacerbations.

Exercise Program Linked to Improved Quality of Life with COPD

A new study investigated how a brief exercise regimen impacted obese patients who have had an acute exacerbation of COPD.

Asthma-COPD Overlap Decreases Life Expectancy, Lung Function

New research examined the prognosis of asthma-COPD overlap in individuals who were diagnosed with asthma before and after age 40 years.

Smoking, Flu Decrease Efficacy of COPD Medications

A new study explored how the efficacy of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease medication is affected in patients with COPD who smoke and have respiratory viruses.

USPSTF Issues Recommendations for COPD Screening

The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has updated its 2008 recommendations on the screening of asymptomatic adults for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.