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Real Women, Real Stories
Thursday, November 14, 2013
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by Maggie Borger My COPD diagnosis can only be described as shocking. When I first got sick in December 2004, I thought I just had the flu. But my breathing difficulties worsened until I was diagnosed six months later with emphysema, a form of COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease).
Midlife Matters
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
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authored by: Sheryl Kraft
Just recently, my husband gave some advice to his 83-year-old mother, who has been growing increasingly distressed over her mental acuity (or loss thereof). She is frequently forgetting things (like where she put her keys) as well as losing the ability to recall words mid-sentence. "Play some games," he told her. "Crossword puzzles, word jumbles … stuff like that. Find something you like and spend a half-hour each morning. Make it like your homework."
Midlife Matters
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
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authored by: Sheryl Kraft
I first tasted coffee when I was 16. After seeing the movie Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, my date took me to a local IHOP and confidently ordered us both short stacks plus a carafe of coffee.
Real Women, Real Stories
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
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by Jean Rommes I have emphysema, as well as chronic bronchitis and an asthma component. I smoked for 30 years and quit in 1992, mostly because I realized that I was organizing my entire day at work around when I could smoke. I decided that was pretty stupid, so I got the patches and quit. I had never tried to quit before; I had cut back occasionally, but I never really tried to quit until I actually did it.
Your World at Home
Thursday, October 31, 2013
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Authored by John W. Walsh, President and Cofounder of the COPD Foundation

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