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Assessment of the Patient: Your evaluation as a possible COPD patient
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National Emphysema Foundation - Your history, a personal checklist, and self-testing are included in this evaluation. National Emphysema Foundation - Your history, a personal checklist, and self-testing are included in this evaluation. Show less
Living with COPD: A life change
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American Lung Association - A brief list of things you can do to help cope with the disease. American Lung Association - A brief list of things you can do to help cope with the disease. Show less
Living with COPD
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National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health - COPD has no cure, but there are steps to manage your symptoms and slow progress of the disease. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health - COPD has no cure, but there are steps to manage your symptoms and slow progress of the disease. Show less
Instructions for a COPD Management Plan (PDF)
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American Lung Association - A management plan is a personal tool that helps you talk with your doctor about your COPD. Each person’s COPD is different, and so is each management plan. This article provides instructions on how to fill the documents. American Lung Association - A management plan is a personal tool that helps you talk with your doctor about your COPD. Each person’s COPD is different, and so is each management plan. This article provides instructions on how to fill the documents. Show less
My COPD Action Plan and Management Plan (PDF)
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American Lung Association - Printable worksheets to fill out with your health care provider, describing your current treatment plan, and what actions to take if your symptoms get worse. American Lung Association - Printable worksheets to fill out with your health care provider, describing your current treatment plan, and what actions to take if your symptoms get worse. Show less
My COPD Report Card (PDF)
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American Lung Association - A form that can be printed and filled prior to a visit to the doctor; it is meant for you to describe how you have been feeling since the previous visit. American Lung Association - A form that can be printed and filled prior to a visit to the doctor; it is meant for you to describe how you have been feeling since the previous visit. Show less
COPD: Lifestyle Management
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National Jewish Health - Learn about the different areas of your life where you can make changes and develop healthy habits in order to live a more active...Show more National Jewish Health - Learn about the different areas of your life where you can make changes and develop healthy habits in order to live a more active life with COPD. Topics include e.g. Breathing Retraining, Nutrition, Exercises and Managing Your Environment. Show less
GOLD Patient Guide: What You Can Do About a Lung Disease Called COPD (PDF)
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An easy-to-read information guide for patients and their families. It is also available in Arabic, Italian and Romanian. The GOLD website also provides an annually updated review of the scientific evidence supporting various treatments for COPD. An easy-to-read information guide for patients and their families. It is also available in Arabic, Italian and Romanian. The GOLD website also provides an annually updated review of the scientific evidence supporting various treatments for COPD. Show less
COPD: Emotional Management
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National Jewish Health - Help in adjusting to the changes that COPD brings to your life. National Jewish Health - Help in adjusting to the changes that COPD brings to your life. Show less
COPD: Life Skills Tutorial
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National Jewish Health - A 6 step tutorial including experiencing loss, accepting help, 'wearing" oxygen, the effects of medications, COPD and your family. National Jewish Health - A 6 step tutorial including experiencing loss, accepting help, 'wearing" oxygen, the effects of medications, COPD and your family. Show less
Guidelines for Nutritional Management of Pulmonary Disease
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National Emphysema Foundation - An article on practical approaches to nutrition in patients with COPD. National Emphysema Foundation - An article on practical approaches to nutrition in patients with COPD. Show less
Traveling with COPD
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COPD-International Community Members - Includes tips on planning short day trips and longer trips. COPD-International Community Members - Includes tips on planning short day trips and longer trips. Show less
Living with COPD: Get Social Support
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American Lung Association - Provides links to publications that help communicate with family and friends, and to Lotsa Helping Hands, an online calendar t...Show more American Lung Association - Provides links to publications that help communicate with family and friends, and to Lotsa Helping Hands, an online calendar tool for care coordination that makes it easy for friends and family members to lend assistance. Suggests joining a support group. Show less
Better Breathers Clubs
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American Lung Association - These groups give you the opportunity to learn ways to better cope with COPD while getting the support of others who share in ...Show more American Lung Association - These groups give you the opportunity to learn ways to better cope with COPD while getting the support of others who share in your struggles. Contact information and maps are provided. In the Bay Area there are clubs in Mountain View, Redwood City, Fremont, Daly City and more. Show less
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