US COPD Coalition

Year: 2017

Feb
27

Vitamin D Supplements May Help Reduce Risk of COPD Exacerbations

A study published this month in the BMJ (formerly the British Medical Journal) showed that taking vitamin D supplements can reduce the risk of developing lower respiratory tract infections. The greatest benefits were seen in individuals who are very deficient in vitamin D and in those taking daily or weekly supplements. While the BMJ article notes that there is some … Read more

Feb
24

Smoking Cessation Critical For Heart Health, Too

The Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality “is the lead Federal agency charged with improving the safety and quality of America’s health care system” (AHRQ.gov). The AHRQ has just released an infographic showing the progress made in primary care practices in using evidence-based approaches to improving heart health in America. The ABCS approach looks at … Read more