Colleen Litof



In COPD, Controlling Acute Exacerbations Remains Key to Survival

June 20, 2012

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

June 20, 2012

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.