By: Joe Graedon November 5, 2018 42 Comments
    Do NOT Trust People Smiling During Drug Commerci…

    Have you ever smiled at a stranger and received a smile in return? It inevitably makes you feel good. Everyone loves a smile. It disarms us and makes us feel warm and fuzzy about the person smiling. B…

    By: Terry Graedon October 18, 2018 5 Comments
    Do People Who Eat Fish Grow Old More Healthfully…

    Does eating fish or taking fish oil make any difference for your health? For decades, researchers have touted the anti-inflammatory benefits of the omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil. They have sug…

    By: Joe Graedon March 19, 2018 32 Comments
    Steroid Inhaler Laryngitis (SIL) More Common Tha…

      The standard treatment for asthma and COPD often involves inhaled corticosteroid drugs like beclomethasone (Qvar), budesonide (Pulmicort, Symbicort) and fluticasone (Advair, Flovent). One side …

    By: Joe Graedon January 4, 2018 30 Comments
    COPD Drug Side Effects Can Be Deadly

    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a very serious lung condition. People with COPD often complain of a constant cough, wheezing, difficulty breathing, chest tightness, mucus and fatigue. …

    By: Joe Graedon October 26, 2017 6 Comments
    Will Extra Vitamin D for Asthma Improve Breathin…

    According to the CDC there are about 25 million Americans who have asthma. That means that one 1 of every 12 people has some degree of wheezing, chest tightness, coughing or breathing difficulties. Co…

    By: Terry Graedon April 6, 2017 3 Comments
    Will Inhaled Steroids Make You Vulnerable to Met…

    Inhaled corticosteroid medications such as beclomethasone or fluticasone are prescribed to calm lung inflammation. Such drugs make it easier for people with asthma or COPD to breathe. Doctors have f…

    By: Terry Graedon November 14, 2013 3 Comments
    Vitamin C Alleviates Muscle Fatigue in People wi…

    People with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease have trouble breathing and tire easily, especially when they exercise. A new study suggests that some of the muscular fatigue may be due to oxidative …

    By: Joe Graedon November 7, 2013 39 Comments
    Spiriva (Tiotropium) Side Effects & Memory …

    You may have seen commercials of a person with an elephant sitting on her chest. Here's a link in case you may have missed them. It's a clever marketing strategy to reinforce the idea that a serious b…

    By: Terry Graedon October 9, 2013 2 Comments
    Low Vitamin D Levels Are Linked to Worse Symptom…

    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, is a lung disease that makes it hard to breathe. There is no cure and treatment can be challenging. This condition is often associated with years or dec…

    By: Terry Graedon May 30, 2013 3 Comments
    Drugs for COPD Raise Risk of Heart Attacks

    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD is common in older people. It is a leading cause of death in senior citizens. The primary drugs for COPD treatment are long acting bronchodilators called…

    By: Terry Graedon May 17, 2012 0 Comments
    Acupuncture Aids COPD Patients

    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is a common complication of long term smoking. It interferes with the ability of people to breathe easily and exercise, and it can have a devastating effect on th…

    By: Terry Graedon January 30, 2012 4 Comments
    Zithromax Helped Reader Breathe Easier

    Q. I have had COPD for decades. After taking azithromycin for about 15 weeks I am feeling well for the first time in over 20 years. A. A placebo-controlled study found that the antibiotic azithromycin…

    By: Terry Graedon August 31, 2011 2 Comments
    Antibiotic Helps Fight Chronic Lung Problem

    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD is a common breathing problem. When there is an acute flareup, patients often experience wheezing, coughing and labored breathing. The usual treatment inv…