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The Breathtaking Disease Called COPD

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 … Read more >

IMPORTANT NOTICE ABOUT COVID-19

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 … Read more >

EFA and 60+ organizations urge Biden Administration to treat climate change as 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 a health emergency. Helpful links below. The recommendations made to the Biden-Harris Administration  Biden … Read more >

How to Fly Safely During COVID

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 … Read more >

Could You Have COPD?

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, … Read more >

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

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 … Read more >