US COPD Coalition

Month: June 2020


Check-Up Checklist: Things to Do Before Your Next Check-Up

The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) offers the following recommendations on how to prepare for your next check-up: Getting check-ups is one of many things you can do to help stay healthy and prevent disease and disability. You’ve made the appointment to see your health care provider. You’ve reviewed the instructions on how … Read more


Disaster Planning for Individuals with Chronic Disease

Having a plan for when disaster strikes is good advice for everyone, but the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) suggests that it is particularly important for those with chronic illness. The CDC offers advice on how to prepare. Recommendations include: Make an emergency plan and emergency kit. Keep at least three days supply of food, water, … Read more


“Coping with Stress in Difficult Times”

If you were unable to join the US COPD Coalition live for our webinar, Coping with Stress in Diffiicult Times, you can watch it in its entirety by clicking on the link below. We were pleased to have as our featured speaker Arpi Minassian, Ph.D. Dr. Minassian discussed stress and where it comes from, as well … Read more


All of Us Research Program launches COVID-19 Research Initiatives

The following is excerpted from a press announcement from the National Institutes of Health. The All of Us Research Program, part of the National Institutes of Health, today announced that it is leveraging its significant and diverse participant base to seek new insights into COVID-19—through antibody testing, a survey on the pandemic’s impacts and collection of electronic … Read more


FDA Revokes Emergency Use Authorization for Hydroxychloroquine to Treat COVID-19

The following is excerpted from a press announcement from the Food & Drug Administration (FDA). Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) revoked the emergency use authorization (EUA) that allowed for chloroquine phosphate and hydroxychloroquine sulfate donated to the Strategic National Stockpile to be used to treat certain hospitalized patients with COVID-19 when a clinical trial … Read more


Frequent Questions about Indoor Air and Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has provided a web page with answers to frequently asked questions about indoor air and COVID-19. Below are links to the specific questions that are answered. Will an Ozone Generator protect me and my family from COVID-19? Is there HVAC guidance that building and maintenance professionals can follow to help protect from … Read more


USCC Presents Two-Part Webinar Series

The US COPD Coalition is excited to present a free, two-part webinar series that will focus on helping COPD patients stay healthy, both mentally and physically, as we continue to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.  The first webinar, “Coping with Stress in Difficult Times”, featuring Arpi Minassian, Ph.D., will be broadcast live at 3:00 pm Eastern on Wednesday, June 24th. Dr. Minassian … Read more


New Video Series and Asthma Formative Research Report Available from Learn More Breathe Better

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute’s Learn More Breathe Better program has issued the following announcement: The Learn More Breathe BetterSMprogram is pleased to share two new video series and our latest formative research report. Living with Asthma Videos: This 3-video animated series highlights general information about asthma, key aspects of its management, and the importance of an … Read more


Join Alpha-1 Foundation for Virtual Annual Conference

The following announcement comes from our Coalition partner, the Alpha-1 Foundation. The Alpha-1 Foundation is excited to launch registration for their first Virtual Alpha-1 National Conference. This FREE online virtual event is scheduled for June 25-27, 2020 and will provide an exciting program over 3 days of virtual and live sessions. Our goal is to provide an online platform that is … Read more