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Resource Guide for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

American association for respiratory care

Address:

9425 N. MacArthur Blvd., Suite 100

Irving, TX 75063-4706

Phone:

1-972-243-2272

Internet address:

http://www.aarc.org

Description of services provided:

This site provides detailed patient education information about COPD and its treatment, including nutritional therapies, safe exercise, reducing the symptoms of COPD, and use of supplemental oxygen. There is also information on how to get help to quit smoking or to reduce indoor air pollution and links to other lung-related health and patient-oriented sites.

American college of chest physicians

Address:

3300 Dundee Road

Northbrook, IL 60062-2348

Phone:

1-847-498-1400

1-800-343-2227 (toll free)

Internet address:

http://www.chestnet.org

Description of services provided:

This site provides medical information, up-to-date medical alerts regarding medications used to treat lung diseases, and links to patient support groups and other informative sites.

The american lung association

Address:

1301 Pennsylvania Ave, NW Suite 800

Washington, DC 20004

Phone:

1-800-LUNGUSA

1-800-548-8252 (lung helpline)

Internet address:

http://www.lungusa.org

Description of services provided:

This site provides a wide array of information on COPD as well as other lung diseases. The information includes health statistics, risk factors, treatment options, research studies, publications related to lung disease, local programs and events, and links to other lung-related sites.

National heart, lung, and blood institute (nhlbi)

Address:

NHLBI Health Information Center

Attn: Web Site

P.O. Box 30105

Bethesda, MD 20824-0105

Phone:

1-301-592-8573

Internet address:

http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/

Description of services provided:

This site provides detailed medical information and patient education pamphlets that can be printed out. It also provides information about current treatment and on-going research. There are numerous links to other sites that might be useful for people with COPD as well as other heart and lung diseases.



Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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