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Advair Diskus: All You Need to Know

Are you taking Advair for COPD or asthma? If so, you may want to review this complete guide to Advair to familiarize yourself with its side effects and precautionary warnings.

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Mercy or Murder? Woman Convicted of Murdering Mother Suffering from Emphysema

Tuesday April 8, 2014

Angela DouglasJurors of England's Plymouth Crown Court took only one hour to  find 49-year old Angela Douglas guilty of murdering her 73-year-old mother. Douglas, a heavy drinker, admitted killing Anne Matthews "out of love" after watching her suffer with emphysema.

When officers arrived on the scene, Douglas was drunk and slurring her words. Reportedly, she told them: "I tried to kill my mother. I smothered her with a pillow. I love my mum, I can't stand to see her like that."

Prosecutor's in the case did not see the killing as having anything to do with mercy.  Although Matthews was frail and weighed only 70 pounds, they told the court that she was not terminally ill.

Psychiatrist for the defense, Dr Michael Alcock, advised the court that Douglas was suffering from "adjustment disorder", a recognized mental disorder that caused her to snap and kill her mother. Forensic psychiatrist Dr. John Sanford said there was no evidence that she was suffering from this stress-related medical condition.

Jurors in the case rejected her diminished responsibility defense convicting her of murder. Douglas, who howled in anguish after hearing the verdict, was sentenced yesterday to a life sentence. According to the judge, she will have to serve at least 12 years.

Read more about the story in the Western Morning News.

What do you think of this verdict? Was it mercy or murder? Please share your comments below.

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Managing End of Life Issues in COPD

Monday March 31, 2014

Research has shown that in spite of COPD being associated with severe disability and premature death, COPD patients are still receiving inadequate end of life care. For these reasons, you and your family may want to consider enlisting the help of a hospice to guide you through the end of life experience.

Whether or not you choose hospice, if your loved one is dying, you probably have a lot of questions about how to provide adequate comfort and support during their final days. Here are answers to some frequently asked questions related to end of life:

Managing End of Life Issues in COPD

Advair Diskus: What You Need to Know?

Monday March 31, 2014

Dyspnea - wheezing - cough - many of you talk Advair to help relieve your COPD symptoms. If you're new to taking Advair or you need a refresher, check out the following guide that includes important safety information and precautions to keep in mind when using Advair:

Advair Diskus: What You Need to Know

4 Vitamins Important in COPD Treatment

Monday March 31, 2014

The debate over the role of vitamins in COPD treatment may never end. However, recent evidence suggests that eating foods packed with certain vitamins may provide important health benefits that extend to the lungs, an important consideration for people with COPD. In light of these findings, talk to your doctor about the importance of the following 4 vitamins in your COPD treatment plan:

4 Vitamins Important in COPD Treatment

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