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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Study casts doubt on promotion of 'Heat not Burn' products as less harmful alternative to cigarettes

Study casts doubt on promotion of 'Heat not Burn' products as less harmful alternative to cigarettes

Combination of X-rays and AI can serve as rapid diagnostic tool for COVID-19

Combination of X-rays and AI can serve as rapid diagnostic tool for COVID-19

Researchers identify 'violent' physical processes which cause wheezing

Researchers identify 'violent' physical processes which cause wheezing

Inhaling unfragmented hyaluronan improves lung function in COPD patients

Inhaling unfragmented hyaluronan improves lung function in COPD patients

OU Health Sciences Center receives federal grant for opioid management in older adults

OU Health Sciences Center receives federal grant for opioid management in older adults

Study: e-cigarette users have increased susceptibility to flu, COVID-19

Study: e-cigarette users have increased susceptibility to flu, COVID-19

Study: E-cigarette users have 43% increased risk of developing respiratory disease

Study: E-cigarette users have 43% increased risk of developing respiratory disease

Scientists uncover a novel cellular mechanism for disposing of misfolded proteins

Scientists uncover a novel cellular mechanism for disposing of misfolded proteins

‘No Mercy’ explores the fallout after a small town loses its hospital

‘No Mercy’ explores the fallout after a small town loses its hospital

SARS-CoV-2 re-infection is real but rare: Case study

SARS-CoV-2 re-infection is real but rare: Case study

Vapers, smokers, and non-smokers with chronic conditions have higher risks for COVID-19

Vapers, smokers, and non-smokers with chronic conditions have higher risks for COVID-19

Researchers investigate the health consequences of heavier smoking

Researchers investigate the health consequences of heavier smoking

Lung-related factors may help predict smoker's fracture risk

Lung-related factors may help predict smoker's fracture risk

New peptide molecule offers hope for emphysema

New peptide molecule offers hope for emphysema

Hybrid fungus involved in lung infections discovered

Hybrid fungus involved in lung infections discovered

Strength training increases muscle strength and size in patients with cirrhosis

Strength training increases muscle strength and size in patients with cirrhosis

Undersized airways increase risk of COPD regardless of smoking habits

Undersized airways increase risk of COPD regardless of smoking habits

High uric acid levels protect against lung function decline in women

High uric acid levels protect against lung function decline in women

Expert offers COVID-19 guidance for patients with COPD

Expert offers COVID-19 guidance for patients with COPD

IL-6 blocker use in severe COVID-19 increases risk of secondary infections

IL-6 blocker use in severe COVID-19 increases risk of secondary infections