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Resource Guide for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

  • Address:

    9425 N. MacArthur Blvd., Suite 100

    Irving, TX 75063-4706

  • Phone:

    1-972-243-2272

  • Internet address:

    http://www.aarc.org

  • Description of services provided:

    This site provides detailed patient education information about COPD and its treatment, including nutritional therapies, safe exercise, reducing the symptoms of COPD, and use of supplemental oxygen. There is also information on how to get help to quit smoking or to reduce indoor air pollution and links to other lung-related health and patient-oriented sites.

  • Address:

    2595 Patriot Boulevard

    Glenview, IL 60062

  • Phone:

    1-800-343-2227 (toll free)

  • Internet address:

    http://www.chestnet.org

  • Description of services provided:

    This site provides medical information, up-to-date medical alerts regarding medications used to treat lung diseases, and links to patient support groups and other informative sites.

  • Address:

    55 W. Wacker Drive, Suite 1150

    Chicago, IL 60601

  • Phone:

    1-800-LUNGUSA

    1-800-548-8252 (lung helpline)

  • Internet address:

    http://www.lung.org

  • Description of services provided:

    This site provides a wide array of information on COPD as well as other lung diseases. The information includes health statistics, risk factors, treatment options, research studies, publications related to lung disease, local programs and events, and links to other lung-related sites.

  • Address:

    NHLBI Health Information Center

    P.O. Box 30105

    Bethesda, MD 20824-0105

  • Phone:

    1-301-592-8573

  • Internet address:

    http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov

  • Description of services provided:

    This site provides detailed medical information and patient education pamphlets that can be printed out. It also provides information about current treatment and ongoing research. There are numerous links to other sites that might be useful for people with COPD as well as other heart and lung diseases.