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Behaviors to prevent worsening of heart failure

   The American Heart Association conducted a collective expertise on behaviors to limit the worsening of heart failure and improve the quality of life of patients. The Association recommends integrating these behavioral changes in a comprehensive, sustainable and coordinated with professionals and closed persons. The American collective expertise of Riegel and colleagues, published in the […]

International Consensus on COPD

   A consensus report provides an update on the management of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. In an original move, an international committee named GOLD (Global Strategy for the Diagnosis, Management, and Prevention of COPD) was created in 2001. This committee was charged with regularly reviewing scientific and medical knowledge on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), […]

Nations must change gear against the obesity epidemic

   The report underlines the urgency to curb the obesity epidemic looming 2030. A report by the Trust for America’s Health released in 2012 and offers practical solutions to the epidemic of obesity, if left unchecked, will affect nearly half of Americans in 2030 (44%). These solutions are based primarily on behavioral change vis-à-vis food and physical […]

All physical activities are not equal in health benefit

The Canadian National Institute of Public Health released a report that offers international harmonization in five levels of intensity of the practice of physical activity. The Canadian National Institute of Public Health (INSPQ) is based on the scientific literature to suggest a distinction of exercise intensity values ​​on five levels: (1) low, (2) low, (3) […]

Patient education: a must for the care of chronic respiratory diseases

  The 2009 report of the Respiratory Society of French Language is particularly synthesis of research on the effectiveness of patient education for patients with COPD. The Société de Pneumologie de Langue Française (SPLF) published in 2009 in the Revue des Maladies Respiratoires report collective expertise together with fifty specialists. This report aims to provide an update on the […]

What to do after a Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program?

The American College of Chest Physician and the American Association of Cardiovascular and Respiratory Rehabilitation recommend that COPD patients to continue their rehabilitation in order to maintain their gains. The American College of Chest Physician (ACCP) and the American Cardiovascular Rehabilitation and Respiratory (AACVPR) Association published in the journal Chest in 2007 guidelines based on consensus […]