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COPD

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Lightening a heavy load

After undergoing a rare double-surgery to eliminate a blockage and restore blood flow, Marvin Lafountain is eager to resume his old life—minus the smoking habit.

Patient Story

‘I give thanks’

A free health program aims to help John Earl Day Jr., 54, find a path out of homelessness—and back to good health.

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‘In charge of your own health’

Amid mounting health concerns, 65-year-old Mozella Taylor turned to prayer for answers—and she soon found guidance in her quest for better health.

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‘No going back’

After four decades as a smoker, Vicky Walker has found long-lasting escape thanks to a smoking cessation program and its ever-accessible leader.

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COPD: One family fights back

Sharing a common diagnosis, sisters come together to fight the encroaching disease through pulmonary rehab.

Statins may help people with COPD live longer

Deaths from lung-related causes were reduced by as much as 45 percent.

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‘Smoking isn’t worth it’

Tobacco cessation class helps a hospice nurse kick cigarettes for good after 35 years.

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‘They saved my life’

Thanks to his dedication to pulmonary rehab, Larry Haas is breathing better and enjoying life again.

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‘I’m not a quitter’

Larry Whitten rolled into pulmonary rehab in a wheelchair. He walked out using the stairs.

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‘I could tell I was dying’

A rare heart procedure gives Sheryll Neiboer new breath—and a new life.

Pesticides wreak havoc on kids’ breathing

Early exposure to agricultural sprays could raise risk of COPD later.

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Breathing better with every note

Harmonicas tune up patients' lungs and spirits.

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