Learning to Live Healthy with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: USCC Hosts Webinar

October 21, 2010


WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 21, 2010)—
Individuals, their family members and caregivers nationwide will have the opportunity to join the thousands that have already registered to learn effective ways to live healthy with their COPD diagnosis by participating in the U.S. COPD Coalition’s free Webinar, Wednesday, October 27, 2010, 4PM-5PM Eastern Time.
“Once again, the members of the U.S. COPD Coalition are spreading the message to all COPDers around the country that there are simple yet important steps they can take to live healthier with their COPD,” says John W. Walsh, president of the COPD Foundation and vice-chair of the U.S. COPD Coalition. The COPD Foundation is co-hosting the webinar as a member of the U.S. COPD Coalition.

“This Webinar is delivering a message of hope to all those who may have assumed that there is nothing they can do to live better with their COPD,” says Walsh.

The Webinar, part of an educational series hosted by the U.S. COPD Coalition, will address topics including exercise/pulmonary rehabilitation, nutrition, and medication adherence. 

Speakers include COPD President John Walsh, Jane M. Martin, BA CRT, founder and director of Breathing Better Living Well, and Helene Horowitz, a COPD patient. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions.

Webinar participants can access information about system requirement on the registration page. More information about the Webinar can be found on the COPD Foundation calendar.

About COPD: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S. and the only chronic disease growing in mortality. It affects approximately 24 million Americans but only 12 million are diagnosed. COPD includes chronic bronchitis, emphysema, and adult onset (refractory) asthma. Symptoms include breathlessness, wheezing, and chronic coughing. Visit www.copdfoundation.org or call 1-866-316-COPD (2673).

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