US COPD Coalition

Month: October 2020

Oct
20

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

Oct
8

Cloth face coverings and distancing can pose communication challenges

The following article is reprinted from the National Institutes of Health (NIH): by Debara L. Tucci, MD, MS, MBA Communication is an important and complex transaction that depends on visual and, often, auditory (hearing) cues. Factors that influence how well our spoken language is received include our eye contact and body language, whether we stand or sit … Read more

Oct
8

Staying Connected to Fight Loneliness

The following article is reprinted from the National Institutes for Health’s News in Health newsletter. Positive relationships with friends and family help us thrive. Without social connections, it’s easy to feel lonely or isolated. Many of us have been spending more time alone in our homes lately. While anyone can feel lonely, certain factors increase … Read more