COPD

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COPD, or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, is a medical condition that can make breathing feel blowing in and out of a very small straw. What causes this? And are there medications to help? On this edition of The Body Show, the head of the Hawaii COPD Coalition joins the show to discuss the latest in COPD care in the islands. 6:30 PM on HPR-1.

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a progressive lung condition that makes it hard to breathe. How do you know if you have it? What are some of the risk factors? Next time on The Body Show, Dr. Kathy Kozak will talk about the signs and symptoms to watch out for, who needs to be tested, and why early diagnosis is key.

The Body Show: COPD

Aug 21, 2017
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COPD is the third leading cause of death in the United States and a quarter of the people who get this are not smokers.  Today on The Body Show we'll talk with an expert about the signs and symptoms of this serious disease and why it's important to get the correct diagnosis the first time.

The Body Show: COPD

Aug 18, 2014

  Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, or COPD, is the 3rd leading cause of death in the US. More than 50% of adults with low lung function don't know it's caused by this disease. Valerie Chang from the Hawaii COPD Coalition shares her story and talks in depth about how to know if you are at risk for COPD - and what you can do about it