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Telephone: 412-738-3511 or 412-586-9778
Telephone: 412-996-5852
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Save Your Breath: Free COPD Management Class

WHAT: Save Your Breath is a free Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) class at UPMC St. Margaret that will teach you how to manage your COPD and help you feel more in control of your health. Each class will include information on proper inhaler use, how to conserve energy, the importance of good nutrition, and an individual action plan to share with your doctor.
WHY: COPD is a serious category of lung disease characterized by airflow obstruction and can lead to a prolonged time or difficulty in exhaling air from the lungs. While there is no cure for COPD, UPMC doctors and staff are experts at managing the disease and providing treatments that can ease symptoms.
WHO: Anyone who has COPD, emphysema or bronchitis is encouraged to attend and bring a guest.
WHEN: 2 to 3:30 p.m., third Wednesday of every month starting May 20, 2015
Registration is required: To register or for more information, call 412-784-5764 or visit
WHERE: UPMC St. Margaret, 815 Freeport Rd., Conference Room 3, ground floor, Pittsburgh, Pa., 15215
Parking is free.

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