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CLEARLAKE, Calif. – Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, or COPD, is the third leading cause of death and yet millions of Americans do not even know what it is.
COPD will be the topic of the American Lung Association Better Breathers Club in Clearlake on Wednesday, July 18, from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the St. Helena Hospital Clear Lake, 15250 Lakeshore Drive. Entrance is at lowest level parking area at St Helena Hospital Clear Lake in building F.
Facilitator Nancy Perrin, RCP, will explain the disease, the disease process and invite questions and answers. There will be a video and interactive discussion.
For more information about chronic lung disease, please call the American Lung Association at 1-800-LUNG-USA. You also may speak to a respiratory therapist through the free Lung HelpLine.
For more information about COPD and resources to help you, visit the lung association Web site at www.lung.org . For further information on the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program at St. Helena Hospital Clear Lake or for specific directions on the Better Breathers new location, call Donna at 707-995-5624.