The COPD Learn More Breathe Better® campaign has gone country! Country Conquers COPD™, a program of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, brings important information about COPD to those most at risk. COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), the 3rd leading cause of death in the United States, affects 1 in 5 adults over the age of 45. That means you or someone you know could have COPD and not even know it. Millions do.
Country Conquers COPD is traveling nationwide, raising awareness of the signs and symptoms of COPD and encouraging people at risk to talk with a doctor about diagnosis and treatment — all while they enjoy the best of America's country music. If you are frequently short of breath or have a chronic cough, you could be experiencing symptoms of COPD. Find out if you or someone you love could be at risk. Check back to this site often to see where we're headed next!
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