US COPD Coalition

Year: 2017


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


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” ( 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