Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a progressive, incurable respiratory illness, is characterized by airflow obstruction. In the U.S., approximately 12 million individuals have COPD while another 12 million remain undiagnosed.
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Fighting for Air: Veterans Face Higher Risk for Developing Lung Diseases
America’s men and women who serve or have served in the military often face different health issues than their American civilians. During wartime, troops’ main health concerns are life-threatening injuries, or possible disability-related wounds from shrapnel, lost limbs, or head injuries. In addition, there are potential hazards from exposure to environmental factors such as contaminated […]