Navigation Links
DRIVE4COPD Moves 1 Million People to Get Screened and Determine Personal COPD Risk in First Year
Date:2/2/2011

RIDGEFIELD, Conn., Feb. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- DRIVE4COPD today announced that it achieved its goal of screening 1 million Americans to determine their risk for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in its first year. The health awareness campaign aims to make a fundamental change in how COPD is addressed in this country and an important part of this effort is to find the millions who may be at risk for COPD and do not know it.

COPD, a progressive disease that includes chronic bronchitis, emphysema or both, is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States. Over time, it damages the lungs and makes it harder to breathe. This damage is permanent, but if identified, COPD can be managed. Of the estimated 24 million Americans who may have COPD, half don't know it. The validated COPD Population Screener™ offered by DRIVE4COPD is an important first step for those who might be at risk.

"For many, taking the brief, five-question screener may be the first indication that they are at risk for COPD," said Brian Carlin, MD, FCCP, Chair, COPD Alliance. "The results of the screener can prompt those at risk to have a conversation with a healthcare professional and if needed, take steps to prevent irreversible lung damage."

Nearly 20 percent of the people who have taken the screener scored high enough to indicate they may be at risk for COPD. The campaign asks those who identify as at-risk to share the results of the screener with their healthcare professional. All Americans age 35 or older who have smoked 100 cigarettes in their lifetime are encouraged to log onto DRIVE4COPD.COM and be screened.

The true reach of the campaign extends even beyond the 1 million who have taken the screener. In the past year, DRIVE4COPD has touched hundreds of millions more lives by sharing vital information on COPD symptoms and the need to take action. Partnering organizations, committed Celebrity Ambassador
'/>"/>

SOURCE DRIVE4COPD
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6

Related medicine technology :

1. American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) Joins DRIVE4COPD to Raise Awareness of Nations 4th Leading Cause of Death
2. Arriva Pharmaceuticals Moves Forward to Phase 2b Development of Lead Inhaled Protein rAAT Replacement Therapy for Hereditary Emphysema
3. Trellis(R) Catheter Removes Blood Clots Quickly, Restoring Blood Flow in 771 Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Patients
4. Neutropenia: Biosimilar Product from India Moves One Step Closer to European Market
5. Roche Moves Investigational Diabetes Drug, Taspoglutide, Into Phase III Clinical Trials
6. Debiopharm Moves Towards a New 6-Month Formulation of Decapeptyl(R) to Further Help Prostate Cancer Patients
7. Trellis(R) Peripheral Infusion System Removes Blood Clots in Largest Reported Prospective Endovascular DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis) Patient Series
8. GHX Health ConneXion(TM) Data Pool Gains Momentum as Healthcare Industry Moves Toward Standards Adoption
9. CareFusion Moves First Quarter Earnings Announcement to November 5
10. Access MediQuip Moves Company Headquarters to Lake Mary, Florida
11. China Sky One Medical, Inc. Completes and Moves into New Corporate Headquarters
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/30/2014)... 2014 China,s ... earthshaking changes. The country,s new leaders have recognized that ... reagents are far from perfect along with rapid population ... Chinese state council issued the latest "Regulations for the ... 2014, and it has come into force as June ...
(Date:9/29/2014)... and PARIS , Sept. 30, 2014 ... (EURONEXT: SAN and NYSE: SNY) today announced that a ... that blocks IL-4 and IL-13 signaling, met all primary ... with nasal polyps (CSwNP) who did not respond to ... potential of dupilumab for use in the treatment of ...
(Date:9/29/2014)... DUBLIN , Sept. 29, 2014  TNI ... biotechnology company pioneering the manufacturing both US and Internationally ... cancer, HIV/AIDS, opportunistic infections and autoimmune diseases in emerging ... Noreen Griffin The letter follows: Dear Shareholders, ... received a number of calls from shareholders and wants ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Latest Chinese Guidebook for Application and Approval of Imported In-vitro Diagnostic Reagent Registration: From Regulations to Practices (2014 Edition) 2Latest Chinese Guidebook for Application and Approval of Imported In-vitro Diagnostic Reagent Registration: From Regulations to Practices (2014 Edition) 3Latest Chinese Guidebook for Application and Approval of Imported In-vitro Diagnostic Reagent Registration: From Regulations to Practices (2014 Edition) 4Latest Chinese Guidebook for Application and Approval of Imported In-vitro Diagnostic Reagent Registration: From Regulations to Practices (2014 Edition) 5Regeneron and Sanofi Announce Positive Phase 2 Top-line Dupilumab Results in Patients with Chronic Sinusitis with Nasal Polyps 2Regeneron and Sanofi Announce Positive Phase 2 Top-line Dupilumab Results in Patients with Chronic Sinusitis with Nasal Polyps 3Regeneron and Sanofi Announce Positive Phase 2 Top-line Dupilumab Results in Patients with Chronic Sinusitis with Nasal Polyps 4Regeneron and Sanofi Announce Positive Phase 2 Top-line Dupilumab Results in Patients with Chronic Sinusitis with Nasal Polyps 5Regeneron and Sanofi Announce Positive Phase 2 Top-line Dupilumab Results in Patients with Chronic Sinusitis with Nasal Polyps 6Regeneron and Sanofi Announce Positive Phase 2 Top-line Dupilumab Results in Patients with Chronic Sinusitis with Nasal Polyps 7TNI BioTech, Inc. Corporation's CEO Issues Letter to Shareholders Discussing Cytocom Dividend 2TNI BioTech, Inc. Corporation's CEO Issues Letter to Shareholders Discussing Cytocom Dividend 3TNI BioTech, Inc. Corporation's CEO Issues Letter to Shareholders Discussing Cytocom Dividend 4TNI BioTech, Inc. Corporation's CEO Issues Letter to Shareholders Discussing Cytocom Dividend 5TNI BioTech, Inc. Corporation's CEO Issues Letter to Shareholders Discussing Cytocom Dividend 6TNI BioTech, Inc. Corporation's CEO Issues Letter to Shareholders Discussing Cytocom Dividend 7TNI BioTech, Inc. Corporation's CEO Issues Letter to Shareholders Discussing Cytocom Dividend 8
... 9, 2011 The "Scientific Oktoberfest" will be ... distinguished researchers in the field of Chemical Biology. The so-called ... from the 15 th to the 16 th ... (LMU) München. At the two-day conference, 400 researchers ...
... Holdings, Inc., (NYSE: HRC ) today announced ... Item SA and Liko Care AG, the distribution companies ... Switzerland.  Hill-Rom, the global leader in patient support solutions, ... acquisition of Liko, A.B., a leading provider of patient ...
Cached Medicine Technology:"Scientific Oktoberfest" Draws the Worldwide Leading Researchers in the Field of Chemical Biology to Munich 2Hill-Rom Acquires Liko France and Switzerland 2Hill-Rom Acquires Liko France and Switzerland 3
(Date:9/30/2014)... IL (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 From ... will be exhibiting at the 2014 SHSMD Connections Annual ... Society for Healthcare Strategy & Market Development (SHSMD) is ... healthcare marketing, public relations and communications, and strategic planning ... , About SHSMD Connections , The conference is a ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... placebo did not reduce hospital length of stay, intensive ... the risk of death at 6 months among patients ... to a study published in JAMA . The ... its presentation at the European Society of Intensive Care ... low vitamin D levels has been confirmed in patients ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... New Albany, IN (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 ... Dr. Ron Receveur encourages all persons who have ... gum disease in a recent blog post. , The ... reminds those with dental implants that if they don’t ... in the same way people lose their natural teeth: ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... 2014 Youth Town’s annual BBQ/Music Festival ... to 2 p.m. at the Youth Town campus (3641 ... sponsors this family-oriented festival, which will offer music, food ... feature a car show, arts and crafts fair, music, ... games. Also, Lightning McQueen and Mater from the hit ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... September 30, 2014 “Biology and ... Bryan W. Brickner, “and it’s about naming rights.” ... Science , new on the Bryan William Brickner ... the National Institutes of Health (PubMed). The post ... sleep disturbances, REM transitions, aging with THC, the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:MMS, Inc. (Medical Marketing Service) to Attend the 2014 SHSMD Connections Annual Conference in October 2Health News:High-dose vitamin D for ICU patients who are vitamin D deficient does not improve outcomes 2Health News:All on Four Dental Implants Dentist Writes Blog on Preventing Gum Disease 2Health News:All on Four Dental Implants Dentist Writes Blog on Preventing Gum Disease 3Health News:Homeostasis: Publius’ Sleep Political Cannabinoid Science ~ New on the Bryan William Brickner Blog 2
... to have their blood sugar, blood pressure, and cholesterol ... a high-quality Medicare plan, researchers reported Tuesday. ... Medical Association, show that racial disparities are common throughout ... Amal N. Trivedi of Brown University in Providence, Rhode ...
... about personalized medicine enabled through genetic testing, slated to ... would not only involve forecasting the presence of a ... but will also enable early prevention strategies. ... cardiovascular diseases, but will unravel the genetic blue prints ...
... of folic acid every day could have better chance of getting ... form of vitamin B is used in our bodies to make ... body before she is pregnant, it can help prevent major birth ... study involving more than 18,000 women for the first time revealed ...
... Regular exercise combined with nicotine replacement therapy could help ... colleagues at the Otto Wagner Hospital// in Vienna enrolled ... nicotine-replacement therapy, reported the online edition of health magazine ... be quitters enrolled in an exercise programme., ,The ...
... to a recent study, women with a twin are at upto ... without one//. ,The study was conducted on over 800 ... premature ovarian failure (POF) at the age of 40 was 3-5 ... causes the ovaries to shut down ten years or earlier than ...
... and toddlers, reports a major study conducted on the side effects ... government proposed immunization for all kids of the age 6 months ... a sharp rise in the number of children getting vaccinated. This ... 2 years as often as the old people. ,This ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Medicare Marked by Widespread Racial disparities 2Health News:Folic Acid Supplements Could Help Conception 2
... the new large power line ... function as both cordless AND ... in flexibility. Its the versatility ... with the security of the ...
... is a full-function, electric powered system ... a wide range of surgical applications ... Bone Orthopedics, Orthopedic Trauma, Oral and ... Surgery. Because it is a complete, ...
The 7500 Drill/Reamer operates at two speeds for multiple applications, which is automatically controlled by the 16 different coupler attachments. The drill reamer can be used for, but is not limited...
... Surgical's Breakthrough in Battery Powered Orthopedic Systems., ... revolutionary new addition to the Hall® Surgical ... Battery System is the first and only ... the market. It is a full-function orthopedic ...
Medicine Products: