CRC Needs COPD Patients

CRC is recruiting volunteers for COPD research studies. If you or someone you know suffers from COPD, visit our website by clicking here and fill out the preregistration form to see if you qualify! You can also call Monica at 314-514-8509 to find out if you...

Things You May Not Know About COPD

Did you know that COPD is the 4th leading cause of death in the U.S.? COPD is not just a disease of people who have smoked. It can be caused by long-term exposure to pollutants or by a genetic condition. COPD includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis, and it is often...

Had a flare up or struggling with your COPD symptoms?

Although there is no cure for COPD currently, treatments and lifestyle changes can help you feel better, stay more active, and slow the progress of the disease. The Clinical Research Center is dedicated to the investigation of medications and devices to help COPD...

Do you know the risks and signs of COPD?

The two most common types of lung disease are chronic bronchitis, emphysema or a combination of both conditions. COPD damages the lungs whereas chronic bronchitis causes the bronchial tubes to become inflamed, thicken and become narrow. Emphysema damages the walls of...

Coughing techniques that COPD patients can use to help symptoms

People with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) tend to have lots of thick mucus secretions that are hard to cough up, which makes breathing difficult at times. It’s helpful to know a few coughing techniques that can help when symptoms arise. It can...