US COPD Coalition

Keith Siegel

Jul
22

ALA and ATS Respond to Philip Morris International’s Purchase of British Producer of Respiratory Treatments

The following is a joint press release from the American Lung Association and the American Thoracic Society. In response to an announcement from Philip Morris International that the company has agreed to acquire Vectura, a British inhaled medicine company, American Lung Association President and CEO Harold Wimmer and American Thoracic Society President Lynn Schnapp MD, ATSF shared … Read more

Jul
21

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

Jul
3

COPD-SOS: New National Campaign Aims 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

Jun
15

Post-COVID Conditions

The following is reprinted from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention’s COVID-19 website. Although most people with COVID-19 get better within weeks of illness, some people experience post-COVID conditions. Post-COVID conditions are a wide range of new, returning, or ongoing health problems people can experience more than four weeks after first being infected with the virus that causes COVID-19. … Read more

May
28

Finding & Evaluating Online Health Resources

The following information is excerpted from the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, a division of the National Institutes of Health. What’s the Bottom Line? How much do we know about online resources for complementary health approaches? The number of Web and social media sites, along with mobile apps, offering health information about complementary … Read more

May
26

Domestic Travel During COVID-19

The following is reprinted from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention’s COVID-19 website. Delay travel until you are fully vaccinated. If you are not fully vaccinated and must travel, follow CDC’s recommendations for unvaccinated people. People who are fully vaccinated with an FDA-authorized vaccine or a vaccine authorized for emergency use by the World Health Organization … Read more

Apr
29

Benefits of Pulmonary Rehabilitation in COPD: A Review of Recent Literature

The US COPD Coalition was honored to feature Allison Cihla, MD, Medical Director of Intensive Care and Cardiopulmonary Services at Preston Memorial Hospital in Kingwood, WV, as she presented an excellent review of the latest literature on the benefits of pulmonary rehabilitation for patients with COPD. Topics covered include: Learn about recent research in the field … Read more

Apr
14

NIH begins trial of anti-CD14 antibody to treat respiratory disease caused by COVID-19

The following article is re-printed from a news release issued by the National Institutes of Health. A clinical trial testing the safety and efficacy of an investigational monoclonal antibody for treating people who are hospitalized with respiratory disease and low blood oxygen due to infection with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, has begun. The … Read more