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Latest COPD Awareness Month Stories

2014-02-12 23:26:12

2nd Annual Conference of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD 2014) will be held for the second time this year in Hilton Convention & Exhibition Center, Istanbul between the 7th and 10th March. (PRWEB) February 12, 2014 COPD 2014 will be held for the second time this year in Hilton Convention & Exhibition Center, Istanbul between the 7th and 10th March. As Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease is becoming more and more prevalent in our lives, the latest researches and the...

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...

2012-11-01 07:32:44

200,000 Live in Los Angeles County, Many are Women and Under 45 Years Old LOS ANGELES, Nov. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As we enter COPD Awareness Month starting November 1, new data shows an estimated 1.1 million Californians, with nearly 200,000 in Los Angeles County, have been diagnosed with COPD, according to the first research of its kind by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research along with Survey Research Group and Public Health Institute (PHI). "BREATHE LA (BLA)...

2011-10-26 08:20:00

RIDGEFIELD, Conn., Oct. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Landmark public health campaign DRIVE4COPD today kicked off a high-profile social media competition led by DRIVE4COPD Celebrity Ambassadors* Danica Patrick and Patty Loveless to see who can get the most people screened for risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) during the two weeks leading up to the Great American Screen Off on November 4, 2011. To view the multimedia content associated with this release, please click:...

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...

2011-05-18 09:00:00

RIDGEFIELD, Conn., May 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Landmark public health campaign DRIVE4COPD announced today that Tim Wright was chosen from more than 150 entries as the winner of the Tune Up for COPD Songwriting Competition. DRIVE4COPD Celebrity Ambassadors Billy Ray Cyrus and Patty Loveless were among the judges for the competition, launched in partnership with the Country Music Association (CMA), which challenged Americans to create a new DRIVE4COPD song to help raise awareness of chronic...

2011-03-28 14:27:00

RIDGEFIELD, Conn., March 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- DRIVE4COPD, the nation's single largest awareness campaign for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), was named PRWeek's Healthcare Campaign of the Year 2011. The PRWeek Awards are described as the most prestigious honors in the public relations industry, given each year to the best corporate, non-profit, agency, and education teams. Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is the founding sponsor of DRIVE4COPD, which is also...

2011-03-23 09:43:00

RIDGEFIELD, Conn., March 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The DRIVE4COPD national public health initiative today announced its partnership with renowned American artist and sculptor Michael Kalish. Kalish will create a large-scale monument called 24M: The DRIVE4COPD Monument, inspired by the DRIVE4COPD campaign pinwheel icon. Kalish will use his signature medium, the license plate, to create 24 large-scale pinwheels representing the 24 million Americans who may be living with chronic obstructive...

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....

2010-11-17 12:00:00

Strategic Plan to Address Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) outlines key actions needed to address COPD, the nation's fourth leading killer LOS ANGELES, Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The California COPD Coalition, led by the American Lung Association in California, today released its Strategic Plan to Address COPD in California, a comprehensive blueprint for preventing further cases of COPD, improving the quality of life for those with COPD, and enhancing the...