COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) (cont.)
Other Places To Get Help
|American Lung Association|
|1301 Pennsylvania Avenue NW|
|Washington, DC 20004|
|Phone: ||1-800-LUNG-USA (1-800-586-4872)|
1-800-548-8252 (to speak with a lung professional)
|Web Address: ||www.lungusa.org|
The American Lung Association provides programs of education, community service, and advocacy. Some of the topics available include asthma, tobacco control, emphysema, infectious disease, asbestos, carbon monoxide, radon, and ozone.
|American Thoracic Society|
|New York, NY 10006-2755|
|Phone: ||(212) 315-8600|
|Fax: ||(212) 315-6498|
|Web Address: ||www.thoracic.org|
The American Thoracic Society provides information for professionals and consumers about the prevention and treatment of lung diseases. Its Web site provides educational materials for the consumer.
|2937 SW 27th Avenue|
|Miami, FL 33133|
|Phone: ||1-866-316-COPD (1-866-316-2673)|
|Web Address: ||www.copdfoundation.org|
The COPD Foundation develops and supports programs that improve research, education, early diagnosis, and treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). They provide information to people with COPD, caregivers, and health professionals.
|National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)|
|P.O. Box 30105|
|Bethesda, MD 20824-0105|
|Phone: ||(301) 592-8573|
|Fax: ||(240) 629-3246|
|TDD: ||(240) 629-3255|
|Web Address: ||www.nhlbi.nih.gov|
The U.S. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) information center offers information and publications about preventing and treating:
- Diseases affecting the heart and circulation, such as heart attacks, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, peripheral artery disease, and heart problems present at birth (congenital heart diseases).
- Diseases that affect the lungs, such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema, sleep apnea, and pneumonia.
- Diseases that affect the blood, such as anemia, hemochromatosis, hemophilia, thalassemia, and von Willebrand disease.
|National Jewish Health|
|1400 Jackson Street|
|Denver, CO 80206|
|Phone: ||1-800-423-8891 |
1-800-222-5864 (Lung Line)
|Web Address: ||www.nationaljewish.org|
National Jewish Health is a hospital devoted to treatment, research, and education in chronic respiratory diseases. It publishes a newsletter and pamphlets; maintains the LUNG LINE, a free call-in information service for consumers; and has a patient referral center (inpatient and outpatient services).
|Phone: ||1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669)|
|Web Address: ||www.smokefree.gov|
This website provides free information and professional assistance to help support people who are trying to quit smoking. The information provided is for both the immediate and long-term needs of people who are trying to quit and for friends and family who care about them.
This website includes an online guide to quitting smoking, local and state telephone quitlines, the National Cancer Institute's national telephone quitline and instant messaging service, and publications that can be ordered or downloaded and printed. There is also a link to women.smokefree.gov, which has more resources for women who want to quit smoking.
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