US COPD Coalition

Year: 2020


New updates to federal guidelines revamp asthma management

The following is a news release from the National Institutes of Health. Updates to six key areas of asthma care focus on improving diagnosis, management and treatment. The National Institutes of Health today announced 19 recommendations in six key areas of asthma diagnosis, management and treatment. The new guidance, published in the Journal of Allergy and … Read more


Fourth iteration of COVID-19 treatment trial underway

The following is a press release from the National Institutes of Health. The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), one of the National Institutes of Health, today announced that the fourth iteration of the Adaptive COVID-19 Treatment Trial (ACTT-4) has begun to enroll hospitalized adults with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) who require supplemental … Read more


“Updates to Medicare Coverage of Durable Medical Equipment and Other Devices” Webinar Recording Now Available

The US COPD Coalition was pleased to present our the webinar, “Updates to Medicare Coverage of Durable Medical Equipment and Other Devices“, which featured speakers from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The webinar was broadcast live on Thursday, November 19, 2020 at 3:00 pm Eastern. A recording of the webinar is now available for … Read more


Considerations for Wearing Masks

The following article is reprinted from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention’s Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) website. Evidence for Effectiveness of Masks Your mask helps protect those around you COVID-19 spreads mainly from person to person through respiratory droplets. Respiratory droplets travel into the air when you cough, sneeze, talk, shout, or sing. These … Read more


COPD Foundation Hosts Numerous Events This Week – And You Are Invited

Our friends at the COPD Foundation have a busy week planned, and you are invited and encouraged to join them: Today – November 17th — Join us at 5:00 pm Eastern for our Circle of Friends Celebration with special guest Jenna Bush Hager: Wednesday, November 18th at 4:00 pm Eastern— Don’t miss our #WorldCOPDDay … Read more


An In-depth Look at Colds and Flu

The following is excerpted from the National Institutes of Health’s National Center for Complementary & Integrative Health What’s the Bottom Line? What do we know about the effectiveness of complementary approaches for flu and colds? No complementary health approach has been shown to be helpful for the flu. For colds: Complementary approaches that have shown some promise … Read more


Cleaning, Disinfecting, and Sanitizing

The following is re-printed from the National Library of Medicine’s Medline Plus website: Where are germs found? Germs are a part of everyday life. Some of them are helpful, but others are harmful and cause disease. They can be found everywhere – in our air, soil, and water. They are on our skin and in … Read more


A Conversation with Dr. Anthony Fauci

The American Lung Association (ALA) has partnered with HCPLive, a clinical news and information portal for physicians, to launch a podcast series hosted by the ALA’s Chief Medical Officer (and US COPD Coalition Board of Directors member) Dr. Albert Rizzo. Entitled Lungcast™, it spotlights conversations with researchers, physicians, patients and advocates about hot topics impacting lung health. Dr. Rizzo … Read more


World COPD Day: Hawaii COPD Coalition Offers Free Webinar

Join the Hawaii COPD Coalition for a free Zoom webinar celebrating World COPD Day 2020 on Saturday, November 21 from 10:00am – 12:00 noon Hawaii Standard Time.  The topic is Living Well with COPD in a Pandemic.  The schedule is: 10:00-10:35am Hawaii Standard Time Advanced Therapies for COPD:  Present and Future — Shanon Makekau, MD, pulmonologist at Kaiser Permanente Hawaii … Read more