COPD Awareness in Photos

The January cover story of ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine explores the dangers of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) – and how a few groups are working to spread awareness of those dangers. Typically caused by smoking, COPD is often entirely avoidable, yet remains the third leading cause of death in the United States. Worse yet, as many as 50% of those living with COPD are unaware that they’ve contracted the disease. To learn more about how people are working to combat this frequently ignored illness, click through the photo gallery below.

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