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Lung Health and COPD in the News plus EFFORTS Advocacy



Advocacy COPD Awareness Month

Talking Points for Presentations

COPD Foundation: The COPD Action Center


Managed Health Care Associates Works to Add Patient Voices to Advocacy Published March 20, 2019

2019 March – Tell EPA: Protect Limits on Mercury and Air Toxics

2014–2015 National & State Estimates of COPD Morbidity & Mortality Date of Acceptance: October 2, 2018

2011 COPD Statistics: Fact Sheets from the CDC By State

2002 COPD National Statistics: Data Fact Sheet from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

NIH statement on World COPD Day 2018

State COPD Legislation Passed in 2012

2012 COPD Proclamations Page

2011 COPD Proclamations Page

Letters to Editor

Smoking & Tobacco Miscellaneous

Still Smoking with Emphysema?

Cigarette Anyone?

Patient Stories

Quitsters–Stop Smoking Group

American Lung Association

Lots of Links Helpful Sites

COPD in the News & Advocacy Projects

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2019 COPD Foundation News and Events


COPD Patient Quality of Life Improved by Integrated Disease Management Published April 19, 2019

FDA Gives Marketing Clearance to Loop Wearable Wristband that Remotely Monitors COPD Patients Published April 16, 2019

Overnight In–House Intensivists Don’t Clearly Improve Care: Review Published April 14, 2019

Titrating PEEP Using Esophageal Pressures Did Not Improve ARDS Outcomes (EPVent–2) Published April 14, 2019

CSA Medical’s RejuvenAir System Gets FDA Breakthrough Device Designation But What Does It Do? Published April 12, 2019

Circassia Adding Cardiovascular Safety Data on Tudorza Label for COPD Patients Published April 09, 2019

FDA Clears Spry Health’s Remote Monitoring Wearable for COPD Patients Published April 02, 2019

FDA OKs Duaklir Fixed–Dose Combination Inhaler for COPD Published April 01, 2019

Temple Hospital First in Nation to Implant New Valve into Lungs of Emphysema Patient:  This is an umbrella–shaped valve Published March 28, 2019

New Tool Identifies Support Needs of COPD Patients, Helping to Make Care More Personal and Holistic Published March 22, 2019

How the Keto Diet can Help People Breathe Easier Published March 21, 2019

Incorporating Healthy Habits to Help Manage COPD: A Specialist’s View Published March 20, 2019

American Lung Association® Nutrition and COPD Last Updated March 13, 2019

Non–Invasive Imaging Technique Valid for Identifying Small Airway Disease in Lung Public Release March 14, 2019

Patients and Caregivers New Access to FDA “Request to Connect”

El Camino Hospital First in California to Offer New Treatment for Severe COPD/Emphysema Published March 12, 2019

Daily Aspirin Might Ease COPD Flare–Ups Last Updated March 4, 2019

US Senators Relay Personal Experiences as They Chastise Pharma Execs for High Drug Prices Posted February 26, 2019

2019 Important Alert for Medicare Patients Who Use Supplemental Oxygen–especially Liquid O2 Circulated January 16, 2019 via copdfoundation.org

Patient–Reported Consequences of Community–Acquired Pneumonia in Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Date of Acceptance September 18, 2018

The Lung is Not the Only Organ Affected by Air Pollution Published February 21, 2019

Development for Asthma, Allergies and Other Respiratory Diseases Published February 21, 2019

Natural Ways to Cleanse Your Lungs Last Reviewed February 18, 2019

Atrial Fibrillation Prevalence Increasing in End–Stage COPD Published Feburary 18, 2019

Statins Linked to Better Outcomes and Improved Lung Function in COPD Patients Published Feburary 15, 2019

When Mucus Can be Key to Treating Colon and Airway Diseases Published February 1, 2019

Researchers Breathe New Life into COPD Research Using Mouse Models Published January 31, 2019

FDA Approves 1st of Wixela, a generic of ADVAIR DISKUS® Published January 31, 2019

Long–Term Use of Statins Reduces Mortality, Inflammation in COPD Published January 30, 2019

ß–Blocker Therapy and Risk of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease — A Danish Nationwide Study of 1.3 Million Individuals Published January 28, 2019

LUNG REGENERATION Mayo Clinic center For Regenerative Medicine

Flu Shot Crucial for Anyone With COPD Published January 07, 2019

Smoking Cessation Key Component of Cancer Moonshot Program Published January 02, 2019

Self–Care COPD Program Lowered Hospital Readmissions Published December 3, 2018

What Exercises Can Help Increase Lung Capacity? Last Reviewed November 23, 2018

Optimizing US Home Oxygen Therapy – Addressing Patient and Clinician Reports of Problems with Home Oxygen Accessibility Published in December 2018 Abstract

COPD and Anxiety: Researchers Test Promising Approach Published November 27, 2018

Which Patients With COPD Are Affected the Most by Extreme Weather? Published November 14, 2018

New Mucus Study Could Hold the Key to Clearing Your Phlegm Published November 13, 2018

Humidity Levels and COPD Last Reviewed November 12, 2018

To Better Treat COPD, Scientists Look to Tailored Approaches for Deadly Lung Disease Published November 9, 2018

What to Know about Steroids for COPD Last Reviewed October 25, 2018

Mucus, Cough and Chronic Lung Disease: New Discoveries Public Release October 24, 2018

Myths about COPD Circulated October 17, 2018 via copdfoundation.org

Does COPD Show Up on an X-ray? Last Reviewed October 17, 2018

Does High Altitude Affect COPD? Last Reviewed October 9, 2018