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Jan
4

Isolation and Quarantine

The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) has updated isolation and quarantine recommendations for the public. These recommendations do not apply to healthcare personnel and do not supersede state, local, tribal, of territorial laws, rules, and regulations. People with COVID-19 should isolate for 5 days and if they are asymptomatic or their symptoms are resolving (without fever for … Read more

Jan
3

Is It Flu, COVID-19, Allergies, or a Cold?

The following article is reprinted from the January 2022 issue of the National Institutes of Health’s NIH News In Health. Feeling sick can be especially concerning these days. Could your sniffles be caused by COVID-19? Or the flu? A cold? Or maybe allergies? Determining the cause of an illness can be tricky because many share … Read more

Dec
20

Omicron Variant: What You Need to Know

The following is re-printed from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention’s COVID-19 website.  Emergence of Omicron On November 24, 2021, a new variant of SARS-CoV-2, B.1.1.529, was reported to the World Health Organization (WHO). This new variant was first detected in specimens collected on November 11, 2021 in Botswana and on November 14, 2021 in South Africa. … Read more

Nov
12

US COPD Coalition Responds to Philip Morris International’s Acquisition of Inhaler Manufacturer

The U.S. COPD Coalition (USCC) has released a “Statement of Principles” pertaining to the recent acquisition by cigarette maker Phillip Morris International of Vectura Group plc, a British company that manufactures inhalers for pharmaceutical manufacturers. The statement of principles was approved by the USCC Board of Directors at their recent meeting. “I think it’s common … Read more

Nov
2

Get Tested for COPD: Your Lungs Will Thank You

If you’re often short of breath during everyday activities, your chest feels tight, or you cough a lot, you may be chalking it up to getting older, having allergies, or being a smoker (now or in the past). Fortunately, there’s a way to know whether something more may be at play. Consider getting a lung … Read more

Oct
18

Free Resources for COPD Caregivers

Do you help care for a loved one or friend with COPD? Whether you schedule doctor visits, manage medications, prepare meals, clean the house, or help with errands and tasks, caring for someone with chronic illness can be hard. Respiratory Health Association (RHA) has developed a free resource book for caregivers of people living with … Read more

Sep
10

Advancing NIH Research on the Health of Women: A 2021 Conference

On October 20, 2021, the National Institutes of Health’s Office of Research on Women’s Health, in conjunction with the Advisory Committee on Research on Women’s Health (ACRWH), will host the “Advancing NIH Research on the Health of Women: A 2021 Conference.” The key topics to be discussed, as identified by Congress, are clinical practices related to … Read more

Sep
9

Editorial: The intersection of women’s health, lung health, and disease

Marrah E. Lachowicz-Scroggins, Louis J. Vuga, Aaron D. Laposky, Marishka Brown, Koyeli Banerjee, Thomas L. Croxton, and James P. Kiley – Division of Lung Diseases, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland We celebrate World Lung Day 2021 with a somber tone, realizing that the past year has likely seen more deaths related to lung disease … Read more