Free COPD seminar is Aug. 21

By Waynesville Parks and Recreation Department | Aug 15, 2014

The Mountaineer Oxygen Services, Inc. will conduct a free seminar on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, at the Waynesville Recreation Center.

COPD is a type of obstructive lung disease characterized by chronically poor airflow. It affects more than 24 million people in the United States, or 6 percent of the population.

The seminar will cover topics such as what COPD is and the different types, risk factors, signs and symptoms, how it's diagnosed, what treatment options are available and day-to-day management options.

For more information, call the Waynesville Recreation Center at 456-2030.

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