US COPD Coalition

Resources

Sep
9

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

Sep
3

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

Aug
16

August is National Immunization Awareness Month

August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM). This annual observance highlights the importance of getting recommended vaccines throughout your life. We know the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all aspects of life, including your ability to attend important appointments and receive routine vaccinations. During NIAM, we encourage you to talk to your doctor, nurse or healthcare … 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

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
6

Are You Caring for Someone Living with COPD?

Join the Caring for COPD Caregivers Study Respiratory Health Association is seeking caregivers of people living with COPD to participate in a new study, Caring for COPD Caregivers! WHAT WILL PARTICIPANTS BE ASKED TO DO? As a project participant, caregivers wll receive a free copy of the COPD Caregiver’s Toolkit, a resource designed to ease … Read more