Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the third most common cause of death in the U.S. At least 15 million Americans have COPD. Women are at higher risk compared to men.
It is a chronic lung disease that includes emphysema and/or chronic bronchitis.
Although there's no cure, there are many things you can do to slow the progression—including learning more about it. Here are five things you should know about COPD with Candace Bromley, Lead Coordinator of the Chronic Care Centers COPD Program at Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center.
The Chronic Care Centers are located at:
Lourdes Medical Center of Burlington County
1113 Hospital Drive
Professional Building East, Suite 305
Willingboro, NJ 08046
Hours: Monday, Thursday and Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
750 Route 73 South
Willow Ridge Executive Park
Marlton, NJ 08053
Hours: Tuesday and Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
To make an appointment at either center, call 609-835-3450.