Resource Guide for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

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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.
Last reviewed September 2012 by Brian Randall
Last Updated: 9/12/2012

 

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