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Karin Sloan, MD, Pulmonologist, South Shore Health System

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Six Tips for Managing COPD

Posted by Karin Sloan, MD, Pulmonologist, South Shore Health System on Nov 20, 2017 8:49:00 AM

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a lung disease that makes it hard to breathe.  It is caused by damage to the lungs over many years, most commonly from smoking. The disease affects more than 30 million Americans. Symptoms of the disease include shortness of breath that gets worse with activity and a chronic cough. COPD is diagnosed by a breathing test. 

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Topics: Heart Health, Specialty Care

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