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Living with COPD

Everyday Support & Explanations
COPD Pocket Consultant Guide App

Educational Videos

Glossary of COPD Words and Terms

Causes, Symptoms, & Overviews
- Breathing Techniques
- Coping with Everyday Tasks
- Diagnosis & Testing
- Doctor Visits
- Exacerbations & Panic Attacks
- Exercise, Rehabilitation
- Medicines & Devices
- Nutrition
- Oxygen, Oxygen Equipment & Oximeters
- Sleep Disorders, Apnea
- Stem Cell Article from Jim Nelson
- Surgery (Transplant, LVRS, BVR, Stents)
- Travel (including O2 on airlines)
- Suggested Inhaler Sequence — Previous
- Suggested Inhaler Sequence — Current

- American Association of Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Rehabilitation — AACVPR Resources

- Depression and COPD Q & A
- Pulmonary Rehab Alternatives

- Find a Local Support Group
- Find a Physician — AMA

- Medicare Home Oxygen Reimbursement

- Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security
- Assistance: Govt, Social and Misc
Special Interest Patient Surveys
- Members Personal Pages and Profiles
- Stigma and Stereotypes
- Trans Tracheal Survey
Questions and Answers by Professionals
- Q & A Oxygen Equipment: (Pete’s Posts)
- Q & A Medical: Drs Karpick, Yeager and Petty
- Q & A Respiratory Therapy/Specialists
- Q & A Transtracheal Oxygen (TTO)
New Meds, Trials and Studies
- 2019 Recruiting for COPD & Sleep Apnea Study

- Hospitals Offering Zephyr Valve Treatment
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Members Stories on Valve Trials & Treatments

- Clinical Trials–Center Watch List
- ClinicalConnection (US and International Trials)
- Clinical Trials GPS
- Clinical Trials — Government List

- LIBERATE Endobronchial Valve Study
- RENEW Clinical Study evaluating the RePneu® system
- Current/former smokers (Boston) - Click here for brochure