November marks the beginning of National COPD Awareness Month and Pulmonary Hypertension Awareness Month.
Organizations across the country are planning special events to spread awareness of the two diseases, of which, COPD is the third leading cause of death in the US. Neither disease is curable, though research into treatments is ongoing.
November also includes World COPD Day, which is held on November 19th.
For more on COPD and PH awareness months, visit the organizations below:
- COPD Foundation
- National Heart Lung and Blood Institute
- American College of Chest Physicians
- American Lung Association