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  • Air Quality Linked to Cardiac Events, Heart Disease Patients Unaware Poor air quality with high levels of tiny pollution particles known as PM2.5 are tied to a spike in emergency department visits for cardiac- and lung-related illnesses and stroke, a California study suggests, but a nationwide U.S. survey finds that few heart patients are aware of air quality risks.
  • COPD Now Afflicts More Women Than Men in US Barbara Bush’s case highlights that chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) — a disease linked to long-term smoking and traditionally considered a men’s disease — is now more prevalent among women.

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