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Update on Pathogenesis of Cystic Fibrosis Lung Disease

A clear understanding of the pathway linking cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) gene mutations to cystic fibrosis (CF) lung disease has been aggressively sought and widely debated by the CF research community.

Air Pollution Linked to Heart Problems, Deaths

Ozone and fine particles of matter in the air appear to lower the human heart's ability to vary its speed, resulting in increased heart attacks and heart-related deaths, according to researchers from Harvard Medical School.

Smoking Pot, Cigarettes Ups COPD Risk

People who smoke both cigarettes and marijuana have a greater risk for developing the progressive lung disease COPD than cigarette smokers who don't smoke pot, a new study shows.

Oral vs IV Steroids for Acute Exacerbation of COPD

Dr. Andy Shorr discusses a new study that shows low-dose oral steroids may be as effective as high-dose IV steroids in patients hospitalized for acute COPD exacerbation. Will clinical practice change?

Holiday Stress When You Have Cancer

How can you cope with holiday stress when you have cancer? Check out these tips for managing the busyness with cancer so you can enjoy the season.

Chronic Bronchitis

Find WebMD's comprehensive coverage of chronic bronchitis, including medical reference, news, pictures, videos, and more.

What is Meant by First-Line Treatment?

Your doctor may use the term first-line treatment when discussing managment of your medical condition. What does this term phrase mean?

SSA for Lung Disease

The Social Security Administration offers programs for citizens with serious debilitating diseases. Social Security Supplemental Income and Disability Income are the two largest programs offered to the Social Security Administration that provide assistance to people with debilitating lung diseases.

Shallow Breathing Exercises

During times of anxiety and stress, it is common for us to breathe shallowly. With shallow breathing, breaths are taken into the throat or chest but do not fill up the lungs. This type of respiration is created by stress and chemical alterations in the body. When our breathing is limited, it adds mo