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02 Oct

COPD Foundation Recruiting Patients for New Overlap Study

Many people with COPD also live with obstructive sleep apnea, or (OSA). Separately, COPD and OSA contribute to the mortality of hundreds of thousands of Americans every year. However, when OSA coexists with COPD it is referred to as “Overlap Syndrome.” Proper use of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy, or sleep mask, is crucial… Read more »

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13 Jun

Keeping the COPD National Action Plan a Priority

To help the COPD National Action Plan maximize its effectiveness and reach its goals, respiratory therapists need to learn the plan and how to apply it in their daily work with patients. “RTs need to download the plan and make sure they’re working the goals that are the most meaningful to the population they serve… Read more »

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28 Nov

4 COPD Questions for Dr. Meilan Han

As medical director of the Women’s Respiratory Health Program at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and an investigator for the COPDGene study and the Subpopulations and Intermediate Outcome Measures In COPD study, Meilan Han, MD, MS, is intimately familiar with the needs of the COPD population. She addressed many of those concerns during… Read more »

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21 Nov

Special COPD Broadcast: “Remembering Leonard”

Leonard Nimoy, 1931-2015 During the month of November, PBS is airing a special film: “Remembering Leonard.” This film looks at the life and legacy of Leonard Nimoy and his battle with COPD. The documentary was produced and directed by Nimoy’s daughter, Julie, and son-in-law, David Knight. Nimoy, best known for playing the role of Spock in… Read more »

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20 Nov

Special COPD Broadcast

Veteran journalist Ted Koppel with wife Grace Anne Dorney Koppel. To help further awareness of COPD, CBS will air a special segment on Sunday, Nov. 26, 9 a.m. EST as part of its CBS Sunday Morning series. The broadcast is hosted by veteran journalist Ted Koppel, who has a unique tie to this topic as… Read more »

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01 Nov

COPD Awareness Month: NHLBI Message for AARC Members

As part of National COPD Awareness Month, the AARC will be highlighting the critical role that respiratory therapists provide to patients with COPD. Together, we can empower people with COPD, their families, and caregivers to reduce the burden of the disease. Kicking off the month is a special video message from Dr. James P. Kiley,… Read more »

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