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Raising Awareness of COPD

One of the deadliest respiratory diseases often goes undetected - but increased awareness and a new film titled Remembering Leonard aims to save lives.

Respiratory therapists know well just how deadly chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is - yet the progressive respiratory disease is largely unfamiliar to the general public despite being the third-leading cause of death in the United States.

The disease, which is caused by smoking in 85-90% of cases, tends to display in ways that could also be identified simply as side effects of smoking. Without proper education, why would anyone, especially someone who smokes, think twice about those signs?

This month's issue of ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine examines initiatives to raise awareness of COPD, including the efforts of the late Leonard Nimoy's remaining relatives.

Also inside:

  • If the Mask Fits
  • Better Winter Breathing
  • Getting to the Point of Care
  • Oral Appliance Therapy: Keeping It Clean


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