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America’s Worst Asthma Cities

Anxiety and Panic Attacks in Emphysema & Other Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases (COPD)   (complete article)    by Dr. Vijai Sharma 

Anxiety and Panic Attacks in Emphysema & Other Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases I  by Dr. Vigai Sharma - excerpt I

Asthma and COPD: Clearing the Air – Is it Asthma or COPD?

Be Where You Are  - One Woman’s Story of Coping with COPD by Melody M. Pierson

Black Lung Background

Black Lung Overview

COPD Awareness: What Just One Person Can Do, What She Did and How She Did It!  - How Lori Palermo is working to improve asthma awareness in her area

COPD in America – A Landmark Survey

Congressional Caucus on COPD Awareness and Research

Coping With Chronic Illness – by Dr. JoAnn LeMaistre, who has learned to live a full life in spite of MS

Depression and Anxiety in the Patient with COPD  - by Jane M. Martin, BA, CRT

Emergency power outage – Helpful tips and checklist for pulmonary patients

Empowerment Via Self Care and Service  - by Dr. Vijai Sharma

Fire Fighters Exposed to World Trade Center Dust Developed Lung Condition

Fletcher-Peto Curve – Shows progression of COPD over time with smoking

Health information and articles

Hostility Hurts the Lungs, Study Finds

How to Distinguish Good Air from Bad

Journaling Study  - Study indicates that journaling can improve health

Legislative Alerts and Updates

Living With COPD, A Life Skills Tutorial from the National Jewish Medical and Research Center

MIFace Investigation: 19-year-old Waitress Dies of Asthma Attack

Patient Education the Key to Optimal Medication Delivery and Compliance  - by Jane M. Martin, BA, CRT

Public Clueless About Medical Conditions

Spirometry Testing  - checking your lung function

Volunteerism in COPD Patients and Families   - by Jane M. Martin, BA, CRT

Yoga May Beat the Blues


Yoga for COPD
by Vigai Sharma, PhD.

Vijai P. Sharma, Ph.D, is a clinical psychologist with over 30 years experience and a certified yoga instructor. He was diagnosed with COPD in 1994. For more about Dr. Sharma click here. (link to Meet the team)





Editorials by Jo-Von Tucker
Only on Breathing Better Living

Jo-Von Tucker’s life as she knew it came to a screeching halt when, at age 52, she was told she had COPD, she would have to wear oxygen 24-hours a day for the rest of her life, and that she had less than five years to live.  Did she go home and give up? No way! Jo-Von went on long after that to help herself and others by starting a breathing support group and writing a book and monthly newsletters for COPD patients and their families. She also got involved in improving oxygen delivery and availability. Everything she did, she did with gusto and a no-nonsense style, sometimes bluntly saying, “We just have to get off our duffs and fix this!”

I met Jo-Von for the first time in late 2003 at the first national COPD conference just one month before she passed away unexpectedly from complications following surgery. I share with you here some of her wisdom. I’m sure she’d be pleased that her words – and her spirit – live on to help people with COPD.

Always Having Hope

Benefits of Emotional Support for People with Pulmonary Disease

Developing Our Coping Skills

Do You Have an Ideal Relationship with Your Doctor? It's Up to You...

Everyday is a Gift

Holding On to Stability  

The Issue of Compliance  

Journaling Can Improve the Health of People with Chronic Disease – for more information see “Journaling Study” in the articles section

“Something to Think About…” – New Year’s Resolutions for People with COPD






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