Hope everyone has a great week I will keep posting items of interest as the week goes on. Dont; forget World COPD day!!!

Best-Selling Author and Award-Winning Life Coach, Gail Blanke, Wants People with COPD to Know Better Breathing is Possible (ALL THE INFORMATION IS TAKEN FROM NEWS INFUSION)

Every four minutes, someone in America loses their life to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease,[i] or COPD, a disease that worsens over time and currently has no cure.[ii] Even more alarming, more than 26 million Americans have COPD, which can include chronic bronchitis, emphysema or both, and half don’t even know it.[iii]They also may not know that COPD is treatable.

Gail Blanke’s mother struggled with emphysema. She knows firsthand the seriousness of the condition and also found that many of the methods she uses every day as a life coach helped her mother manage her disease. Gail is working to bring attention to this growing public health issue and help COPD patients learn how they can take action to manage their disease. She is a paid spokesperson for Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Pfizer Inc.

Better Breathing is Possible, which launches to coincide with World COPD Day this year, is an educational campaign that aims to motivate people to take action to help manage their COPD. A new online video series on YouTube will feature Gail and a COPD expert discussing the following:

  • Thinking Again About COPD shows COPD patients why they should take action to help manage their disease.
  • 5 Steps to Creating a COPD Action Plan outlines steps viewers can use today.
  • Expert Advice on Working Towards Better Breathing discussesspecific lifestyle changes to help patients breathe better.  

Treating Your COPD describes the important role of medication, including a prescription treatment option.


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