US COPD Coalition

Keith Siegel

Nov
25

Fourth iteration of COVID-19 treatment trial underway

The following is a press release from the National Institutes of Health. The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), one of the National Institutes of Health, today announced that the fourth iteration of the Adaptive COVID-19 Treatment Trial (ACTT-4) has begun to enroll hospitalized adults with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) who require supplemental … Read more

Nov
19

Considerations for Wearing Masks

The following article is reprinted from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention’s Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) website. Evidence for Effectiveness of Masks Your mask helps protect those around you COVID-19 spreads mainly from person to person through respiratory droplets. Respiratory droplets travel into the air when you cough, sneeze, talk, shout, or sing. These … Read more

Nov
17

COPD Foundation Hosts Numerous Events This Week – And You Are Invited

Our friends at the COPD Foundation have a busy week planned, and you are invited and encouraged to join them: Today – November 17th — Join us at 5:00 pm Eastern for our Circle of Friends Celebration with special guest Jenna Bush Hager: https://copdfoundation2020.virtual-tables.com/welcome Wednesday, November 18th at 4:00 pm Eastern— Don’t miss our #WorldCOPDDay … Read more

Nov
6

An In-depth Look at Colds and Flu

The following is excerpted from the National Institutes of Health’s National Center for Complementary & Integrative Health What’s the Bottom Line? What do we know about the effectiveness of complementary approaches for flu and colds? No complementary health approach has been shown to be helpful for the flu. For colds: Complementary approaches that have shown some promise … Read more

Nov
4

Cleaning, Disinfecting, and Sanitizing

The following is re-printed from the National Library of Medicine’s Medline Plus website: Where are germs found? Germs are a part of everyday life. Some of them are helpful, but others are harmful and cause disease. They can be found everywhere – in our air, soil, and water. They are on our skin and in … Read more

Nov
4

A Conversation with Dr. Anthony Fauci

The American Lung Association (ALA) has partnered with HCPLive, a clinical news and information portal for physicians, to launch a podcast series hosted by the ALA’s Chief Medical Officer (and US COPD Coalition Board of Directors member) Dr. Albert Rizzo. Entitled Lungcast™, it spotlights conversations with researchers, physicians, patients and advocates about hot topics impacting lung health. Dr. Rizzo … 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