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What is COPD and Are You at Risk?

COPD is an acronym for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. According to the COPD Foundation, “COPD is an umbrella term used to describe lung diseases including emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and refractory (non-reversible) asthma.” November is recognized internationally as COPD Awareness Month. “Throughout the month, the COPD Foundation will partner with respiratory health organizations to host various …

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We Know We Cannot Survive Without It, But Are We Doing Enough to Keep Our Water Safe?

Water is one of the basic needs to sustain life on planet Earth. According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), “Each day humans must consume a certain amount of water to survive. Of course, this varies according to age and gender, and also, by where someone lives.” USGS also quotes H.H. Mitchell of the …

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Over 14,000 Americans Are Diagnosed Monthly with Lymphoma and Leukemia and Other Blood Cancers

Over 14,000 Americans are diagnosed with blood cancers monthly. The two main blood cancers that people are generally are diagnosed with are lymphoma and leukemia. According to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, in addition to leukemia and lymphoma, other blood cancers are myeloma, myelodysplastic syndromes, and myeloproliferative neoplasms. The National Cancer Institute defines blood cancer …

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Let’s Talk About ITP – Those Purple Bruises Could Signify Very Low Levels of Platelets

ITP is an acronym for immune thrombocytopenia. The National Cancer Institute defines ITP as “a condition in which platelets (blood cells that cause blood clots to form) are destroyed by the immune system. The low platelet count causes easy bruising and bleeding, which may be seen as purple areas in the skin, mucous membranes, and …

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