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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Awareness Day Nov. 15, 2012

For more information, please call 304-399-2881

COPD medications and treatment can helpThe Lung Health Center at Cabell Huntington Hospital is sponsoring free screenings and information about chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) at COPD Awareness Day, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday Nov. 15, 2012 in the Cabell Huntington Hospital atrium. Free valet parking is available.

COPD is the fourth leading cause of death nationally. Risk factors that lead to COPD include cigarette smoking, exposure to second-hand cigarette smoke and exposure to coal dust and other occupational dusts and fumes. If you are a current or ex-smoker, are over age 40 and you have symptoms like a chronic cough, breathlessness and bringing up phlegm, or you have been diagnosed with COPD, there are medications and treatments available to help you feel better and live longer. If you would like to learn more about COPD, let the professionals from the Lung Health Center provide screenings, guidance and information on medication, nutrition, home care, self-management strategies, pulmonary rehabilitation, relaxation/breathing techniques.

For more information about this event or about the diagnosis and treatment of COPD, please call the Center for Lung Health at 304-399-2881 or email the center at lunghealth@chhi.org.

  • Last updated: 11/01/2012
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