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What is an Adverse Drug Reaction?

Posted on September 30, 2016   |   
Author: Gretchen   |   
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What is an Adverse Drug Reaction?

Many of us take medications on a regular basis. What constitutes an adverse reaction to the medication versus a normal side effect? Do you know how to tell the difference? Check out some tips here:

https://www.copdfoundation.org/COPD360social/Community/Blog/Article/476/What-is-an-Adverse-Drug-Reaction.aspx

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Categories: Awareness Support

The Importance of Indoor Air Quality

Posted on September 20, 2016   |   
Author: Gretchen   |   
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Air quality is important to every individual, with or without a lung condition, but we know it can make all the difference if you are living with a breathing disorder. Read about how to maintain positive air quality within your own home:

https://www.copdfoundation.org/COPD360social/Community/Blog/Article/563/The-Importance-of-Indoor-Air-Quality.aspx

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Categories: Awareness Quality of Life

How does NTM lung disease affect your life?

Posted on September 14, 2016   |   
Author: Delia   |   
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In September of 2015, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) convened a meeting on Nontuberculous Mycobacterial (NTM) lung disease. The meeting focus was on patients’ quality of life as it relates to the symptoms and treatment of NTM lung disease. Meeting attendees included patients, caregivers, patient advocates, healthcare professionals, patient advocacy organizations, and representatives from the pharmaceutical industry. The meeting allowed for the opportunity to hear directly from patients, caregivers, and patient advocates on their experiences with NTM and how it impacts their daily life. Although a successful meeting with various stakeholders in attendance, very little data exists in published scientific literature on the information discussed during the meeting.

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Categories: Quality of Life Research

Pneumococcal Disease: What You Should Know:

Posted on September 13, 2016   |   
Author: Gretchen   |   
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August was National Immunization Awareness Month. If you have not received your pneumonia vaccine, it is not to late. Read about Pneumococcal Disease and how to prevent it by visiting: https://www.copdfoundation.org/COPD360social/Community/Blog/Article/559/Pneumococcal-Disease-What-You-Should-Know.aspx

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Tags: Immunization
Categories: Awareness

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