Posts in the Healthy Living Category

COPD and Women

November 5th, 2013 | Author: Katelyn Turner

As you know, November is COPD Awareness Month–time to call attention to the third leading cause of death in the U.S. COPD is an umbrella term that describes progressive lung diseases such as emphysema, chronic bronchitis, non-reversible asthma, and some forms of bronchiectasis.

For women in particular, COPD is an increasing problem.



Some stats:

  • 6.7% of adult women have COPD, compared to 5.2% of men
  • COPD killed 7,000 more women than men in 2010, the 10th consecutive year that COPD has killed more women than men
  • COPD kills more women every year than breast cancer and diabetes combined
  • Women who smoke are 13 times as likely to die from COPD
  • In 2011, there were over 492,000 hospitalizations for women with COPD

This month, the COPD Foundation has teamed up with to spread awareness and education about this disease.

Read an editorial by COPD Foundation president and co-founder John W. Walsh on their website, discussing women and COPD.

To subscribe to their newsletter, please click here.

If you want to get involved, or host an event this month, please contact us and we can get you started! Education is the key to preventing, managing, and living with COPD—for both women and men.

AARC Respiratory Care Week 2013

October 21st, 2013 | Author: Katelyn Turner

This week marks the American Association for Respiratory (AARC)’s Respiratory Care Week.

The AARC and its members ask you to join them for this annual event that recognizes the respiratory care profession and promotes awareness of lung health issues and practices.



This week, the AARC is asking you to:

  • Host activities to honor and reward respiratory therapists for their contributions
  • Encourage patients and their families in their battles against lung disease
  • Spread awareness of lung diseases such as COPD to the broader community
  • Build the desire in others to enter the respiratory care profession
  • Maximize personal and professional skills with new resources

We also remind you to take the time this week and thank your respiratory therapist for all the work they do to help the COPD community. 

For more information about Respiratory Care Week, click here.

Change Your Attitude

September 27th, 2013 | Author: Jim Nelson

This blog post was written by Jim Nelson, an individual living with COPD. Read more…

What Does the Affordable Care Act Mean For You?

September 25th, 2013 | Author: Aimee Bulthuis

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June 28th, 2013 | Author: Fabiana Talbot has rolled out a new website featuring the Health Insurance Marketplace Read more…

New COPD drug approved by FDA

May 16th, 2013 | Author: Fabiana Talbot

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Read more…

COPDF Points to CDC Report Showing Declines in COPD Hospitalizations and Mortality Rate

May 6th, 2013 | Author: Fabiana Talbot



The COPD Foundation (COPDF) announces the release Read more…

Inspiration For Life: AACVPR Initiates Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week

March 4th, 2013 | Author: Fabiana Talbot

Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week, initiated by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR), Read more…

Don’t Let COPD Control Your Life

February 19th, 2013 | Author: Fabiana Talbot

COPD is commonly considered a “smokers disease,” but did you know Read more…

Enjoy a COPD-Friendly Valentine’s Day

February 13th, 2013 | Author: Sheela Cao

Valentine’s Day is rapidly approaching, and what better time Read more…