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Telehealth Rehabilitation Lowers Hospital Readmissions After COPD Exacerbation, Study Finds
July 07, 2019

Telehealth Rehabilitation Lowers Hospital Readmissions After COPD Exacerbation, Study Finds

Video telehealth rehabilitation reduced the rates that patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) had to be readmitted within 30 days after they were hospitalized for a pulmonary exacerbation, according to a study. The findings were published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine in a study titled “Video Telehealth Pulmonary Rehabilitation Intervention in COPD Reduces 30-day…

Telehealth Rehabilitation Lowers Hospital Readmissions After COPD Exacerbation, Study Finds
CVS directs initiative combating youth smoking toward teen e-cigarette use
June 18, 2019

CVS directs initiative combating youth smoking toward teen e-cigarette use

CVS Health and its foundation are directing their focus on cutting teen tobacco smoking toward a key driver of the worsening problem: e-cigarettes. Already, CVS was in the midst of a five-year, $50 million initiative called “Be the First” in an effort to be the nation’s first tobacco-free generation. Monday, the retailer announced it—along with the…

CVS directs initiative combating youth smoking toward teen e-cigarette use
Apple acquires asthma-monitoring start-up Tueo Health
May 18, 2019

Apple acquires asthma-monitoring start-up Tueo Health

Tueo Health has developed technology that can alert parents or caregivers about potential asthma-related issues in sleeping children to help better manage the child’s asthma. As part of its continuing efforts in healthcare, Apple has purchased Tueo Health, a small Redwood City based startup focused on monitoring asthma in sleeping pediatric patients. The deal, first reported by CNBC, serves…

Apple acquires asthma-monitoring start-up Tueo Health
Disease pathways lead to possible new treatment for severe asthma
May 14, 2019

Disease pathways lead to possible new treatment for severe asthma

Here’s a sobering thought: Nearly half of Americans with severe asthma do not respond to conventional drugs, leaving them with few ways to minimize the often-debilitating symptoms of the chronic disease. But researchers at NHLBI have developed a new treatment that has the potential to dramatically change that: A synthetic peptide that mimics the work…

Disease pathways lead to possible new treatment for severe asthma
Circassia’s Duaklir Approved by FDA for Maintenance Treatment of COPD
April 06, 2019

Circassia’s Duaklir Approved by FDA for Maintenance Treatment of COPD

Circassia announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved its medication Duaklir for the maintenance treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The company plans to launch the therapy in the United States in the second half of 2019. Duaklir is a combination of two long-acting bronchodilators: aclidinium bromide (400 mcg) and formoterol fumarate (12 mcg). It…

Circassia’s Duaklir Approved by FDA for Maintenance Treatment of COPD
Vitamin D may protect against pollution-associated asthma symptoms in obese children
March 26, 2019

Vitamin D may protect against pollution-associated asthma symptoms in obese children

Over 6 million American children have the lung condition. A new study finds vitamin D may be protective among asthmatic obese children living in urban environments with high indoor air pollution. The study out of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), part of the National…

Vitamin D may protect against pollution-associated asthma symptoms in obese children
Quitting Smoking Reduces Risk for Rheumatoid Arthritis
March 11, 2019

Quitting Smoking Reduces Risk for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Sustained smoking cessation decreases the risk for seropositive rheumatoid arthritis (RA), according to a new study published in Arthritis Care & Research. Seropositive RA is the most common form of RA and is generally accompanied by more severe symptoms and deformities than seronegative RA. Previous research has demonstrated that smoking increases the risk for RA. Whether quitting smoking has…

Quitting Smoking Reduces Risk for Rheumatoid Arthritis