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Admission to the Hospital

Being admitted to the hospital with COPD can be frightening. Learn what diagnostic tests you will recieve once you are admitted to the hospital for COPD. Find out what x-rays will be taken and what types of doctors you will most likely encounter. Discover the difference between BiPAP, CPAP, intubation and life support in managing COPD.

How to Prevent COPD Exacerbation
A COPD exacerbation, put simply, is a worsening of COPD symptoms which can often lead to serious illness, hospitalization and even death. Learn how to prevent COPD exacerbation with this comprehensive guide.

Having Surgery: 10 Questions Every Patient Should Ask
Being admitted to the hospital for surgery or other medical procedures can be challenging, even for the most seasoned patient. Learn 10 questions every patient should ask their doctor before having surgery.

The 10 Most Important Things to Bring With You to the Hospital
Being admitted to the hospital can be stressful, so having a hospital packing list will help you to remember the most important things that you should bring with you during your hospital stay.

Do's and Don'ts About Visiting Someone in the Hospital
Let's face it, when someone has been hospitalized with an illness, the worst thing that you can do is avoid them like the plague. But, if you do visit, how do you act? What should you say to them, especially if their situation does not look hopeful. Learn some valuable lessons on how to visit someone in the hospital to make it a positive experience for both of you.

How to Survive Being Admitted to the Hospital
Being admitted to the hospital can be a very frightening experience. Visit Lynn's Info Center to find out more information about how to survive if you are admitted to the hospital in this handy guide that every patient can benefit from.

Emergency Room Survival Tips
A trip to the emergency room can be quite stressful to you and your family members. Visit About.com's Senior Living Guide Site to learn some handy tips on how to make your ER experience a success.

Diagnostic Tests for COPD
There are a battery of tests that you will undergo if admitted to the hospital. Find out more about the standard methods of testing in the diagnosis of COPD.

How Well Does Your Hospital Provide Critical Care?
If you are being admitted to the hospital, it is important for you to know the quality of care you will receive. Visit About.com's Senior Living Guide Site to learn how to determine how well your hospital provides critical care.

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