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Hospital to Sponsor Lecture on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

As part of its HealthMatters lecture series, Wood County Hospital will sponsor “Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: What Is It…How Do I Control It?” on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The free program will meet at in the Wood County Hospital Meeting Rooms, 950 West Wooster Street.

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the 3rd leading cause of death in the United States. The disease kills more than 120,000 Americans each year – that’s 1 death every 4 minutes – and causes serious, long-term disability. The number of people with COPD is increasing.

If you have shortness of breath, chronic cough, or have trouble performing simple daily tasks like climbing stairs, grocery shopping, or laundry; are over age 40 and currently smoke or used to smoke; have worked or lived around chemicals or fumes; have certain genetic conditions… you could be at risk for COPD. Join us in learning more about COPD, understand what it is, and what you can do to control it.

Register online at www.woodcountyhospital.org or call 419-354-8887.