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What Is COPD?
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National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, National Institutes of Health - Key facts about COPD including a diagram of healthy and diseased lungs. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, National Institutes of Health - Key facts about COPD including a diagram of healthy and diseased lungs. Show less
How Can COPD Be Prevented?
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National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health - How to prevent COPD before it starts, as well as preventing its complications and slowing its progress. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health - How to prevent COPD before it starts, as well as preventing its complications and slowing its progress. Show less
What Are the Signs and Symptoms for COPD?
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National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health - A list of symptoms including severe symptoms, requiring contact with your doctor. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health - A list of symptoms including severe symptoms, requiring contact with your doctor. Show less
COPD: Symptoms
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National Jewish Health - Early warning signs, when to call your health care provider, and what can make symptoms worse. National Jewish Health - Early warning signs, when to call your health care provider, and what can make symptoms worse. Show less
How Does COPD Differ from Asthma?
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American Association for Respiratory Care - A comparison of COPD and Asthma. American Association for Respiratory Care - A comparison of COPD and Asthma. Show less
COPD
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Mayo Clinic Staff - A concise but comprehensive view of the disease, including tests for diagnosis, and questions for doctor’s appointments. Mayo Clinic Staff - A concise but comprehensive view of the disease, including tests for diagnosis, and questions for doctor’s appointments. Show less
Explore How the Lungs Work: The Respiratory System
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National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health - A diagram with explanation of the structures comprising the respiratory system....Show more National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health - A diagram with explanation of the structures comprising the respiratory system. The following section “What happens when you breathe” has an animation showing the process of respiration. Show less
The Normal Lung
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National Emphysema Foundation and Dr. Tom Petty - A diagram of a normal organ with useful information on the role the lungs play in your life, the simple test you can take at home, and a plea to combat smoking. National Emphysema Foundation and Dr. Tom Petty - A diagram of a normal organ with useful information on the role the lungs play in your life, the simple test you can take at home, and a plea to combat smoking. Show less
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
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Medline Plus - Overview with links to articles, and videos on specific aspects of the disease. Medline Plus - Overview with links to articles, and videos on specific aspects of the disease. Show less
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
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National Emphysema Foundation - Extensive information on COPD, including diagnostic testing, using your inhaler correctly, and things to remember during self-management. National Emphysema Foundation - Extensive information on COPD, including diagnostic testing, using your inhaler correctly, and things to remember during self-management. Show less
COPD guidelines: For patients and their families
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American Thoracic Society Comprehensive document on the disease, how to test for it, how to treat it, and how to plan for the future. Based on the guideline for health care professionals. American Thoracic Society Comprehensive document on the disease, how to test for it, how to treat it, and how to plan for the future. Based on the guideline for health care professionals. Show less
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