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Free COPD Screenings On Wednesday

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Pulmonary Associates of the Southeast, PC will host their 6th annual COPD Awareness Day On Wednesday.

There will be free screenings at the offices of Pulmonary Associates located at 800 Montclair Road, Professional Office Building 1st floor. This is located on the Trinity Medical Center Campus. The test will be provided at no charge from 8:30 a.m. To 3:30 p.m. There will also be information and education on lung disease as well as snacks, giveaways, and door prizes.

COPD or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease is a serious lung disease that makes it difficult to breathe. It recently surpassed stroke becoming the third leading cause of death in the country. More than 12 million people are diagnosed with COPD and an additional 12 million are likely to have it and do not know it.

For more information, go to www.pulmonarydocs.com or www.COPD.nhlbi.nih.gov.

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