The mission of the COPD Foundation is to develop and support programs which improve
the quality of life through research, education, early diagnosis, and enhanced therapy
for persons whose lives are impacted by Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.
National Emphysema Foundation
The National Emphysema Foundation was founded in 1971; its mission is to improve the quality of
life of patients with emphysema, asthma or related lung diseases with information and education for families.
is developed and monitored by leading pulmonologists. You can be assured of
always finding the most up-to-date, medically accurate information available.
The Pulmonary Paper
is a non-profit corporation supported by a modest schedule of individual
tax-deductible gifts. It distributes a newsletter
"Dedicated to Respiratory Health Care" eight times per year by mail to its
subscribers – professionals, caregivers, and patients. It is most informative.
NOTE: It has been the official newsletter for EFFORTS since 10/27/99.
is part of MDLinx, which is a network of nearly 40 specialty Web sites. MDLinx
was started by clinical physicians frustrated by the complexity and
disorganization of professional-quality medical information on the Web.
What is Emphysema?
Some good places to go for more information on chronic bronchitis and emphysema. This also is a site
set up by Frederic W. Grannis Jr. MD and Head, Section of Thoracic Surgery
at City of Hope National Medical Center in Duarte, CA.