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COPD Foundation announces launch of Lung Health Check on WebMD
Date:5/17/2009

s people with respiratory complaints to get a better idea of their lung health and then share the results with their healthcare provider. For some, the Lung Health Check may be a place to start. For others it may be a place to gauge one's progress."

After completing the Lung Health Check, users receive three customized reports that focus on various aspects of health and offer suggestions such as how to ask for help, reduce stress, get better sleep and stay active.

This online solution is designed to assist both health care providersphysicians, nurses, respiratory therapistsand people concerned about their own lung health or that of their family members. Patients can print the reports and bring them to a physician, which may aid in diagnosis.

The Lung Health Check also provides access to a wealth of information and resources. It teaches people to take an active role in managing their disease, including how to follow a medication regimen, and explains the kinds of testing needed for proper diagnosis (such as spirometry for COPD).

The Lung Health Check is just one of several programs the COPD Foundation has created to spread awareness of COPD for the year 2010, which the World Health Organization has designated "The Year of the Lung."


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Contact: Ifdy Perez
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202-591-7565
COPD Foundation
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