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Strategies for reducing COPD exacerbations

Pedometers may help achieve exercise goals By David Dunaief, M.D. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, is the third leading cause of mortality in the United States, although it’s not highlighted much in the layman’s press (1). COPD is an umbrella term that...

Reducing inflammation with steroids

Studies suggest shorter duration treatments can be as effective, with fewer side effects By David Dunaief, M.D. Steroids typically make headlines related to their use as a performance-enhancing drug in sports. However, if we look beyond the flashy headlines, we see...