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2012-11-09 12:25:54

NORTHBROOK, Ill., Nov. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As COPD Awareness Month continues throughout November, the COPD Alliance (www.copd.org) again is providing free tools and resources to help clinicians battle COPD. This year the COPD Alliance is also launching the "Destroy the Pack, Don't Look Back" photo contest which is asking people to submit original photos depicting the most creative way to destroy cigarettes, all in an effort to encourage smokers to quit. People can participate in the...

2012-06-27 02:28:29

CHICAGO, June 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP), OneBreath®, the COPD Alliance, and thousands of organizations worldwide will unite on World Spirometry Day, June 27, to promote lung health and elevate the status of often overlooked lung conditions, reinforcing the value of spirometry in the diagnosis of these conditions. Spirometry, which translated means "measuring of breath," is one of the few examinations in medicine that is extremely simple to...

2011-10-19 09:30:00

NORTHBROOK, Ill., Oct. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to encourage clinicians to be ready for COPD Awareness Month in November, the COPD Alliance (www.copd.org) has launched the "COPD Prepared" campaign. An estimated 24 million Americans have chronic obstructive lung disease (COPD), half of whom remain undiagnosed, and the disease is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States. With this in mind, the primary goal of the campaign is to encourage clinicians to take four...

2011-03-15 09:01:00

RIDGEFIELD, Conn., March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Health initiative DRIVE4COPD today announced that two of the most powerful COPD organizations in America - the U.S. COPD Coalition and the COPD Alliance - have joined the mission to raise awareness of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). With these additions, the country's leading COPD groups are part of DRIVE4COPD and are working together to amplify the campaign's effort to draw attention to this common and debilitating disease....

2011-02-02 09:37:00

RIDGEFIELD, Conn., Feb. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- DRIVE4COPD today announced that it achieved its goal of screening 1 million Americans to determine their risk for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in its first year. The health awareness campaign aims to make a fundamental change in how COPD is addressed in this country and an important part of this effort is to find the millions who may be at risk for COPD and do not know it. COPD, a progressive disease that includes chronic...

2010-10-25 16:11:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Five international health-care societies, representing 200,000 primary care and specialty clinicians, have announced their formal partnership in the fight against chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The COPD Alliance, composed of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, the American Academy of Physician Assistants, the American College of Chest Physicians, the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, and the American College of...