On Sunday, November 26, 2017, Mr. Ted Koppel, veteran broadcast journalist, and a long time supporter of the COPD Foundation will be featured on a segment for CBS Sunday Morning focusing on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The broadcast will be a great way
Many people believe that only children have asthma, or that if you have asthma, you eventually outgrow it. But that’s not true, says Susan Janson, Ph.D. Many adults have the disease and are chronically affected by its classic symptoms: wheezing,
PERF is now offering supervised exercise sessions on Tuesday and Thursday mornings for pulmonary patients or people requiring supplemental oxygen. The program is free, but pre-registration required. Details below: Related posts: Exercise Is Especially Important for Those With COPD A
Don’t miss this Wednesday’s meeting of the PERF Better Breathers Club. Full details including driving directions below:
Do you have a cold right now? Did you have one last fall? Think back over the times that you had colds in the past several years – always in the spring or fall? If so, maybe you’re not catching
You know that when you have COPD, daily tasks that seem almost effortless for others can cause you to become short of breath. Perhaps you’ve decided that that’s just the way it is, and you have to live with it.
In honor of COPD Awareness Month, we’d like to share this informative flyer created by the COPD Foundation: November marks National COPD Awareness Month, a unique opportunity for our community to join together and educate the public about a
OCTOBER 2017 Here is a roundup of the articles, news & updates that we’ve published on the PERF blog site during the past month. Click on the “Read More” link at the bottom of each excerpt to read the full
Patients and their medical care providers have known for some time that environmental factors can trigger a COPD flare-up, but this knowledge was based mostly on anecdotal evidence. A few years ago, a study collected and analyzed data on these
You’d think that a disease would not discriminate between men and women, but COPD does. The manifestations of COPD, both biological and cultural, differ between the two sexes. This difference has importance in both properly diagnosing and treating the disease.