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COPD Precautions for Periods of High Humidity

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a chronic lung disease with a slow, progressive obstruction of airflow to or from the lungs. Individuals with COPD experience shortness of breath, wheezing, and a chronic cough. These symptoms are often exacerbated by extreme weather conditions – especially during periods of high humidity.
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Tips for Hydration at End of Life

Throughout life – this time of year especially – staying hydrated is key to good health. The body uses water to help regulate its temperature and maintain other bodily functions. When it loses water in the processes of breathing, sweating, and digestion, it must rehydrate by intaking fluids.
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Summer Tips for Patients with Kidney Disease

Summer’s extreme heat can be a problem for individuals of any age and health conditions, but those with kidney disease need to take extra precautions to ensure they have a happy and safe summer. Take advantage of the opportunity of sunny days to enjoy activities and gentle exercise, but keep the tips below in mind.