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World COPD Day 2011 Twitter chat at 4pm GMT 16 November #WorldCOPDday

World COPD Day 2011 Twitter chat at 4pm GMT 16 November #WorldCOPDday | COPD | Scoop.it

Wednesday 16th November is World COPD Day 2011. At Education for Health we want to use this opportunity to raise awareness of COPD and change perceptions.

 

We will be hosting a live, one hour, web-chat on the day from 16.00 (GMT). Tweets from any country or region are welcome at any time – just remember to include the #WorldCOPDday hash tag to ensure participants are able to view your posts!

 

We hope this this activity will keep an ongoing, open dialogue between patients, healthcare professionals, journalists, tweeters and bloggers and help raise awareness about the impact of COPD on active and productive patients across the world.

 

The Twitter chat will be led by Monica Fletcher, CEO of Education for Health and we hope to provide a friendly, informative and dynamic debate where all participants can freely post questions and answers. Curiosity and “brutal facts” are welcome; the quality of dialogue is only as good as those who participate, so get involved.

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Smokers urged to take simple breath test on World COPD Day

Smokers urged to take simple breath test on World COPD Day | COPD | Scoop.it

Smokers are being urged to get their breath tested by Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust on World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Day on 16 November

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COPD exacerbation risk not raised by low Vitamin D levels

COPD exacerbation risk not raised by low Vitamin D levels | COPD | Scoop.it

'A study published online before the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine print edition shows that vitamin D levels are not related to acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD) in patients with severe COPD.'

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COPD Foundation raises awareness during COPD Week at American Thoracic Society

COPD Foundation raises awareness during COPD Week at American Thoracic Society | COPD | Scoop.it

'The COPD Foundation (@COPDFoundation) and the American Thoracic Society (@ATScommunity) will host "COPD Week at the ATS" to bring awareness to Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), November 13-19, 2011.

 

Characterized by increased breathlessness, COPD describes progressive lung diseases, such as emphysema, chronic bronchitis, refractory asthma and severe bronchiectasis. COPD became the third leading cause of death in the U.S. in 2011--twelve years earlier than experts predicted.'

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