American Association for Respiratory Care

9425 N. MacArthur Blvd., Suite 100

Irving, TX 75063-4706

1-972-243-2272

http://www.aarc.org

This site provides detailed patient education information about COPD and its treatment, including nutritional therapies, safe exercise, reducing the symptoms of COPD, and use of supplemental oxygen. There is also information on how to get help to quit smoking or to reduce indoor air pollution and links to other lung-related health and patient-oriented sites.

American College of Chest Physicians

2595 Patriot Boulevard

Glenview, IL 60062

1-800-343-2227 (toll free)

http://www.chestnet.org

This site provides medical information, up-to-date medical alerts regarding medications used to treat lung diseases, and links to patient support groups and other informative sites.

The American Lung Association

55 W. Wacker Drive, Suite 1150

Chicago, IL 60601

1-800-548-8252

http://www.lung.org

This site provides a wide array of information on COPD as well as other lung diseases. The information includes health statistics, risk factors, treatment options, research studies, publications related to lung disease, local programs and events, and links to other lung-related sites.

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

NHLBI Health Information Center

P.O. Box 30105

Bethesda, MD 20824-0105

1-301-592-8573

http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov

This site provides detailed medical information and patient education pamphlets that can be printed out. It also provides information about current treatment and ongoing research. There are numerous links to other sites that might be useful for people with COPD as well as other heart and lung diseases.

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