Resource Guide for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
by Cynthia M. Johnson, MA
American Association for Respiratory Care
9425 N. MacArthur Blvd., Suite 100
Irving, TX 75063-4706
This site provides detailed patient education information about COPD and its treatment, including nutritional therapies, safe exercise, reducing the symptoms of COPD, and use of supplemental oxygen. There is also information on how to get help to quit smoking or to reduce indoor air pollution and links to other lung-related health and patient-oriented sites.
American College of Chest Physicians
2595 Patriot Boulevard
Glenview, IL 60062
1-800-343-2227 (toll free)
This site provides medical information, up-to-date medical alerts regarding medications used to treat lung diseases, and links to patient support groups and other informative sites.
The American Lung Association
55 W. Wacker Drive, Suite 1150
Chicago, IL 60601
This site provides a wide array of information on COPD as well as other lung diseases. The information includes health statistics, risk factors, treatment options, research studies, publications related to lung disease, local programs and events, and links to other lung-related sites.
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
NHLBI Health Information Center
P.O. Box 30105
Bethesda, MD 20824-0105
This site provides detailed medical information and patient education pamphlets that can be printed out. It also provides information about current treatment and ongoing research. There are numerous links to other sites that might be useful for people with COPD as well as other heart and lung diseases.
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