Emphysema

Emphysema is a debilitating disease that afflicts more than three million Americans. The disease is caused primarily by smoking and leads to a progressive, irreversible breakdown of lung tissue.

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Smoking marijuana damages the lungs more than tobacco

Smoking marijuana damages the lungs more than tobacco

Study finds higher rate of emphysema and airway diseases among marijuana smokers

Study finds higher rate of emphysema and airway diseases among marijuana smokers

Emphysema rates higher among marijuana smokers than cigarette smokers

Emphysema rates higher among marijuana smokers than cigarette smokers

One in four people with COPD waited more than five years for a diagnosis, research reveals

One in four people with COPD waited more than five years for a diagnosis, research reveals

Contrastive learning model can detect lung damage in long-COVID patients

Contrastive learning model can detect lung damage in long-COVID patients

Climate change magnifies health impacts of wildfire smoke in care deserts

Climate change magnifies health impacts of wildfire smoke in care deserts

NYU Langone Health expands outpatient network in Suffolk County with new locations, specialty services

NYU Langone Health expands outpatient network in Suffolk County with new locations, specialty services

Model alveolar system mimics the breathing action of human lungs

Model alveolar system mimics the breathing action of human lungs

Trial compares two different lung volume reduction procedures for people with emphysema

Trial compares two different lung volume reduction procedures for people with emphysema

Association between different physical activities and longevity of elder individuals

Association between different physical activities and longevity of elder individuals

Nepal has the highest death rate from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, study reveals

Nepal has the highest death rate from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, study reveals

Lung cancer patients in a screening program who participated in stop smoking study achieve more than 30% abstinence rates

Lung cancer patients in a screening program who participated in stop smoking study achieve more than 30% abstinence rates

Smaller lung airways in women can lead to a higher risk for COPD

Smaller lung airways in women can lead to a higher risk for COPD

Fourth-generation vaping devices display a mix of cellular biomarkers indicative of immune suppression

Fourth-generation vaping devices display a mix of cellular biomarkers indicative of immune suppression

Black adults with normal lung function found to have emphysema after race-based adjustments to spirometry

Black adults with normal lung function found to have emphysema after race-based adjustments to spirometry

Study shows the importance of early detection of coronary heart disease among COPD patients

Study shows the importance of early detection of coronary heart disease among COPD patients

Lung cancer risk increases with emphysema severity, study reveals

Lung cancer risk increases with emphysema severity, study reveals

Researchers reveal why people with allergic asthma are protected from severe COVID

Researchers reveal why people with allergic asthma are protected from severe COVID

Study explores prevalence and symptom trajectory of long COVID

Study explores prevalence and symptom trajectory of long COVID

Simple screening method could reduce the occurrence of lung diseases

Simple screening method could reduce the occurrence of lung diseases