COVID-19: How to Prepare for Medical Emergencies with COPD

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is one of the world’s leading diseases. Worldwide, an estimated 250 million people suffer from it, 65 million of which have moderate to severe symptoms. In the US, while 15 million people have been diagnosed, it is estimated that another 15 million or so suffer from the disease but don’t […]


For individuals with emphysema or COPD: Make sure you have a 30-day supply of current medications on hand. Stock up on household supplies. Contact your oxygen supplier to ask what plans they have made to prepare for a COVID-19 outbreak in your community. If you rely on a visiting nurse or aide to help you […]

Climate change is a health emergency

EFA and 60+ organizations urge Biden Administration to treat climate change as health emergency Disadvantaged communities throughout the nation continue to bear the brunt of the devastating impacts of critical health threats facing our country.  The Emphysema Foundation of America signed onto an important effort that encourages the Biden-Harris Administration to treat climate change as […]

The Breathtaking Disease Called COPD

If you find that you have a relentless cough and a more than normal amount of phlegm, and if you feel as if you are short of breath when physically active, you may be experiencing the symptoms of COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease). This serious lung condition, which includes other diseases such as emphysema and […]

How to Fly Safely During COVID

The coronavirus pandemic has turned the aviation industry upside down. Government restrictions, safety concerns, and economic hardship have pushed air travel to record lows. Yet, some people must travel, whether it be for work, permanent relocation, to care for a loved one, or other necessities. If you need to travel by airplane, how can you […]

Could You Have COPD?

Have you been a long-time smoker? Have you been exposed to environmental dusts or vapors while at work for years or decades? Did you live for long periods near sources of harmful air pollution? Do you have a family history of emphysema, bronchitis or COPD? If the answer is yes to any of these questions, […]

California Research Forum on Lung Health

Research into chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and emphysema can increase understanding of the causes and lead to improved treatments for these diseases. Through research, we can provide ways to extend the life and improve the quality of life for those suffering with COPD and emphysema. Over the past 40 years, Emphysema Foundation of America has […]

Annual California Conference on Lung Health and COPD

Jointly provided by Cedars-Sinai and held at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, the Annual California COPD & Lung Health Conference brings together physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists and allied health care providers from health systems, hospitals, and community health clinics to educate and inform them about the research on diagnostic and treatment options for COPD patients. The […]