Tracie Sullivan COPDF Staff

Tracie Sullivan COPDF StaffHappy Fluffy Fridays! Here is a pic of Zoe the goldendoodle! I am convinced that she now poses for the camera when she sees it haha. What are everyone's plans for the weekend? I am just getting back from New York City from an educational event where I spoke about advocacy! I am hoping to get outside and go camping, and maybe make some soup!

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SelfCuredofCOPD

SelfCuredofCOPD

I have literally created a natural cure for COPD which has healed and repaired not only my lungs, but also the lungs of many others whom read my book which details exactly how I did it.  You are welcome to message me to learn more.  I am not trying to sell my book, just that I'm a very reputable Author.

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SelfCuredofCOPD

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Kandy State Captain of South Dakota

Kandy State Captain of South Dakota

i walked 6 blocks today outside was so nice to feel the sun and the wind wasn't bad till I finished. 

6 hours ago

Stephanie Williams, RRT

Stephanie Williams, RRTanswered the question Share Your Voice on Exacerbations

Thank you, Kristen for posting this opportunity. I hope you get lots of responders to this survey 😊
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7 hours ago

Fabiana Talbot

Fabiana Talbotadded a new article Landmark IMPACT study published in NEJM shows significant benefits of Trelegy Ellipta for patients with COPD

LONDON, UK – April 19, 2018 – GlaxoSmithKline and Innoviva, Inc. has announced the publication in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) of the landmark IMPACT study, one of the biggest ever conducted in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) with a history of exacerbation.

In the study, Trelegy Ellipta (fluticasone furoate/umeclidinium/vilanterol, ‘FF/UMEC/VI’ 100/62.5/25mcg) achieved superiority to members of two different classes of dual...

15 hours ago

Fabiana Talbot

Fabiana Talbot

Newlyweds David Webb and Nan O'Brien-Webb will begin their Honeymoon Walk For Charity on April 23, 2018! Their 515-mile trek along Camino de Santiago de Compostela will benefit 5 charities. For more information on the Honeymoon Walk, visit www.HoneymoonWalkForCharity.com. Watch their latest video update below: https://youtu.be/YRS1V5FeX-4

16 hours ago

Bill66

Bill66answered the question Salt Rooms any good?

I was born in Point Pleasant NJ and always lived a mile or so from the Ocean/Bay area including Pompano Beach and now live about an hour away. I see a huge difference in my breathing when I'm near the ocean for the better, I do go home often and clearly …
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17 hours ago

Olliecat

Olliecatanswered the question what is the best diet for copd patient?

Many ways to avoid catching a cold. Stay healthy by eating a well balance diet and exercising (walking is great), use antiseptic wipes on grocery carts and on your hands after you leave any store (you've touched a lot of things while in there!), avoid …
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19 hours ago

clipper (Debbie) - NJ State Captain

clipper (Debbie) - NJ State Captain I guess it was just a matter of time. 
https://www.cyberscoop.com/inogen-data-breach/

19 hours ago

Kristen Willard

Kristen Willardadded a new article The COPD National Action Plan and its Impact on Patients in Rural America

Rural physician

By Bret Denning, COPD Foundation Staff

Several COPD Foundation staff members recently attended a workshop on how the COPD National Action Plan can be used to advocate for better treatment options in rural America. Here is one analysis of the workshop and the common themes that emerged from the day.

On Monday, March 19, 2018, I attended a workshop at...

19 hours ago

SadDaughter99

SadDaughter99answered the question What should I expect? Mom in hospital day 8 - no end in sight.

Thank you Caroline, She had a respiratory infection. Fortunately, she's feeling a lot better (relative to last week) but she remains in the hospital because they can't find a rehabilitation facility that will take her. She needs BiPAP but hasn't had a …
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21 hours ago

clipper (Debbie) - NJ State Captain

clipper (Debbie) - NJ State Captain answered the question COPD Link to Congestive Heart Failure

I don’t know if it is a given or not but it is common. It is definitely dependent upon keeping our O2 levels up to a min 90%. Use your supplemental O2 as needed, exercise, diet, pursed lip breathing when we need it all help keep the O2 up. A person can …

23 hours ago

Whylene McCray

Whylene McCrayanswered the question challenges and treatment

The biggest challenge that I faced in 2014 was Fear of the unknown. Lung Cancer,treatments,side effects. Oxygen 24/7 ,having no knowledge of what COPD was,but had two friends and neighbors that had already passed in 2007 and 2011. These women were …

1 day ago

Lwaid

Lwaid

Does it help to use surgical mask whe going outside or when around large groups

1 day ago

Well-Wishers  State Captain for PA

Well-Wishers State Captain for PA

Hello everyone! I hope you are all doing well. I was looking for some help with registering for the State Captain Webinars. Where can I go to register for them monthly? Is there a list of upcoming dates? I am sure I am just looking over it, but being a new State Captain I am not yet familiar with the site. Thanks!

1 day ago

Tallfallenangel

Tallfallenangelcommented onA PRAXIS Case Study: Meg S.

 Great news!...

1 day ago

Kristen Willard

Kristen Willardasked the question: Share Your Voice on Exacerbations

CHEST and the COPD Foundation are working on a project to better understand the characteristics of COPD exacerbations (or flare-ups), learn more about how patients view them, and bring awareness to the best ways to limit and prevent COPD exacerbations in …

1 day ago

Dr. Sharma

Dr. Sharmaasked the question: challenges and treatment

What is the biggest challenge that you face as a COPD patient or a care giver? and what according to you would be the ideal cure/treatment option? Thank you.

1 day ago

Jastro

Jastroanswered the question Taking Emergency 02

Much thanks! this looks like a good solution, as well as the extra battery. I always come to this community for answers -- and I always find them
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1 day ago

Jastro

Jastroasked the question: Salt Rooms any good?

a friend sent this to me Is it recommended? anyone try it? supposed to be good for COPD -- thanks http://www.breathesaltrooms.com/ Salt room therapy for breathing. >> Dry Salt Therapy is a natural and holistic treatment for adults and …

1 day ago

Jane Martin

Jane Martincommented onA PRAXIS Case Study: Meg S.

 Thank you, everyone, for your excellent insight into this case. Here is the original plan as well as the 8-week follow-up, telling us how Meg did in Pulmonary Rehab and beyond.Plan:1. Begin Pulmonary Rehabilitation sessions as soon as...

1 day ago

Bill Clark - Community Manager

Bill Clark - Community Manager

Hi Everyone!  We will be working on some minor updates to the site today so you may notice some interuptions. Please be patient with us as we continue to improve the site!

1 day ago

Tracie Sullivan COPDF Staff

Tracie Sullivan COPDF StaffThrough your volunteer efforts, in 2018 alone, you have called, emailed, and visited your elected officials to talk about COPD, have handed out flyers and pamphlets at doctors offices and health fairs, have joined PPRN and participated in studies and surveys, have spoken to your communities about COPD, have joined a Harmonicas for Health Group, have supported and welcomed new members on 360social and SO much more! Everything you do makes a difference, and we at the Foundation thank all of you for supporting, and helping move our mission forward!

1 day ago

JeanO53

JeanO53answered the question Hoarseness

I regularly have a hoarse or raspy voice, and have for the the last year or so. Since I don't do much coughing, my doctor thought it might have to do with using inhalers. She emphasized the importance of rinsing out my mouth after each use, and to make …
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1 day ago

zania

zaniaasked the question: COPD Link to Congestive Heart Failure

I've read that it isn't unusual for COPD to lead to congestive heart failure, as it did for Barbara Bush. Is this the "usual" progression for most COPD people?

1 day ago

zania

zaniaanswered the question COPD In the News

Here is a link to the video that LFAOMGA mentions: https://www.cbsnews.com/video/ted-and-grace-anne-k...
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1 day ago

Beckysue

Beckysue

Can someone help with this question? I have been newly diagnosed with copd and I am having pain in my left shoulder blade really bad. Don't know what to expect not look to because its new to me

1 day ago

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