US COPD Coalition

Month: September 2021


Advancing NIH Research on the Health of Women: A 2021 Conference

On October 20, 2021, the National Institutes of Health’s Office of Research on Women’s Health, in conjunction with the Advisory Committee on Research on Women’s Health (ACRWH), will host the “Advancing NIH Research on the Health of Women: A 2021 Conference.” The key topics to be discussed, as identified by Congress, are clinical practices related to … Read more


Editorial: The intersection of women’s health, lung health, and disease

Marrah E. Lachowicz-Scroggins, Louis J. Vuga, Aaron D. Laposky, Marishka Brown, Koyeli Banerjee, Thomas L. Croxton, and James P. Kiley – Division of Lung Diseases, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland We celebrate World Lung Day 2021 with a somber tone, realizing that the past year has likely seen more deaths related to lung disease … Read more


Toolkit for Engaging Patients To Improve Diagnostic Safety

The following article is reprinted from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) website. Diagnostic errors occur in all care settings and one in three patients will experience a diagnostic error firsthand. Research suggests that communication breakdowns during the patient-provider encounter are a leading contributor to diagnostic errors. To promote enhanced communication and information … Read more