Come to UT Health Science Center’s free COPD seminar on Sept. 25 and learn how to breathe better

Monday, September 22, 2008

Do you sometimes find yourself struggling to breathe? Do you have a persistent cough that won’t go away? Are you a smoker?

If you answered “yes,” you may be at risk for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, a serious lung disease.

“COPD: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease,” a free health education seminar, will provide answers to your questions. It will be held from 10 a.m.-11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, 2008, in the Biomedical Research Auditorium on The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler campus, 11937 U.S. Highway 271 in Tyler.

Eli Azzi, MD, an assistant professor of pulmonary and critical care medicine in UTHSCT’s Heart and Lung Clinic, will discuss how early detection and treatment are the keys to living a longer, more active life with COPD.

Dr. Azzi, a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American College of Chest Physicians, also will outline the latest treatments for COPD. Dr. Azzi is board certified in pulmonary medicine, internal medicine, and critical care medicine.

According to the American Lung Association, COPD is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States. Since 2003, more women than men have died from the disease.

The health education seminar is free, but seating is limited and reservations are required. Refreshments will be provided.

To register, please call (903) 877-7171.

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