US COPD Coalition

Keith Siegel


Isolation and Quarantine

The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) has updated isolation and quarantine recommendations for the public. These recommendations do not apply to healthcare personnel and do not supersede state, local, tribal, of territorial laws, rules, and regulations. People with COVID-19 should isolate for 5 days and if they are asymptomatic or their symptoms are resolving (without fever for … Read more


Is It Flu, COVID-19, Allergies, or a Cold?

The following article is reprinted from the January 2022 issue of the National Institutes of Health’s NIH News In Health. Feeling sick can be especially concerning these days. Could your sniffles be caused by COVID-19? Or the flu? A cold? Or maybe allergies? Determining the cause of an illness can be tricky because many share … Read more


Omicron Variant: What You Need to Know

The following is re-printed from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention’s COVID-19 website.  Emergence of Omicron On November 24, 2021, a new variant of SARS-CoV-2, B.1.1.529, was reported to the World Health Organization (WHO). This new variant was first detected in specimens collected on November 11, 2021 in Botswana and on November 14, 2021 in South Africa. … Read more


COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shots

Everyone Ages 16 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: Adult ages 18 years and older You may get a booster if you are: Teens 16-17 years old (Pfizer only) When to … Read more


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


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


Free Resources for COPD Caregivers

Do you help care for a loved one or friend with COPD? Whether you schedule doctor visits, manage medications, prepare meals, clean the house, or help with errands and tasks, caring for someone with chronic illness can be hard. Respiratory Health Association (RHA) has developed a free resource book for caregivers of people living with … Read more


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