COPD: Closing the Awareness Gap to Treat One of America’s Deadliest Diseases

Posted Nov 07, 2019

Throughout the year, many nonprofit organizations seek to draw the public’s attention by designating a day, week or month highlighting their particular cause. As a physician, I find it interesting to observe which health conditions and diseases capture people’s hearts and minds and why some, including one of the leading causes of death in this country, garner less attention.

But other diseases stay in the shadows. These are often the conditions that people are less likely to talk about, let alone rally around. One example is chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a condition I treat daily in my practice.

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