-- Diana Kohnle
(HealthDay News) -- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
is a general term for the narrowing of the small bronchi, the
smaller airways that carry air to the lungs. The two prime diseases
that make up COPD are chronic bronchitis and emphysema.
The American Lung Association suggests these steps to help
protect you from COPD:
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