US COPD Coalition

Month: November 2021

Nov
23

COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shots

Everyone Ages 18 and Older Can Get a Booster Shot The following information is re-printed from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. IF YOU RECEIVEDPfizer-BioNTech or Moderna You should get a booster if you are: Ages 50 years and older Ages 18 years and older and live in a long-term care setting You may get a booster if … Read more

Nov
15

COPD and the Workplace: Know Your Risks and Take Action

Among the millions of Americans with COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, most can point to smoking as the main reason they got the disease. Yet in about 15% of cases, people get COPD – which makes it hard to breathe and gets worse over time – after being regularly exposed to certain dusts, gases, … Read more

Nov
12

TED KOPPEL AND LYLE LOVETT WITH SPECIAL GUESTS RODNEY CROWELL AND STEVE EARLE

In conversation and song for COPD Awareness Month Ted Koppel is a passionate advocate for COPD awareness. Join Ted and legendary musicians Lyle Lovett, Rodney Crowell, and Steve Earle for an evening of conversation and song in honor of COPD Awareness Month, presented by COPDSOS.org and the Dorney-Koppel Foundation. The event will also feature Grace … Read more

Nov
12

US COPD Coalition Responds to Philip Morris International’s Acquisition of Inhaler Manufacturer

The U.S. COPD Coalition (USCC) has released a “Statement of Principles” pertaining to the recent acquisition by cigarette maker Phillip Morris International of Vectura Group plc, a British company that manufactures inhalers for pharmaceutical manufacturers. The statement of principles was approved by the USCC Board of Directors at their recent meeting. “I think it’s common … Read more

Nov
8

Live with John and Mike: Oxygen on the Move!

The COPD Foundation’s Oxygen360 returns live to celebrate COPD Awareness Month on Wednesday, Nov. 10, at 4 p.m. EST. For this episode, co-hosts Mike Hess, MPH, RRT, RPFT, Senior Director of Public Outreach and Education at the COPD Foundation and Patient Advocate John Linnell will be speaking with home oxygen expert Ryan Diesem, RRT, RRT-NPS. … Read more

Nov
2

COPD-SOS: National Campaign Seeks to Raise Awareness of COPD and Sound the Alarm on the Urgent Need for Early Diagnosis

Before COVID-19, 150,000 Americans were dying of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) every year, and the pandemic has only worsened this crisis. An estimated 30 million Americans have COPD, and almost half – 12-15 million – do not know they have it. As the nation focuses on getting as many Americans as possible vaccinated against … Read more

Nov
2

Get Tested for COPD: Your Lungs Will Thank You

If you’re often short of breath during everyday activities, your chest feels tight, or you cough a lot, you may be chalking it up to getting older, having allergies, or being a smoker (now or in the past). Fortunately, there’s a way to know whether something more may be at play. Consider getting a lung … Read more