In COPD, Controlling Acute Exacerbations Remains Key to Survival
COPD exacerbations severe enough to require hospitalization are a red flag for mortality. Preventing or delaying the second after a patient is discharged, and each successive exacerbation, is crucial to extending lifespan.
Asthma, Poor Respiratory Function in Children Linked More Firmly to Parents’ Lifestyles
Pollution, smoking, and stress may work in concert to increase a child's risk of asthma or chronic cough, according to a combination of new studies.