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A new campaign is being launched to raise awareness about COPD, the respiratory disease which killed nearly 100 people in Mayo last year.
People of Westmeath are urged to take the Save Your Breath COPD challenge as the roadshow visits Westmeath.
Mayo General Hospital held a very successful information day on quitting smoking in the hospital recenty. The event was organised by Claudia Oliveira, respiratory scientist and Michelle Redmond, a/respiratory clinical nurse specialist. The aim of the day was to inform members of the public, patients, and staff of the importance of quitting smoking. In addition, visitors to the information day were offered a carbon monoxide (CO) test. CO is a poisonous gas that has no colour or smell. It is one of the products found in tobacco smoke and this breath test can tell how much CO a smoker has in his/her body.
BY EBHAN LOUGHLIN
Talk show host Joe Duffy is encouraging people living with a potentially fatal lung condition that it is not too late to seek help from their healthcare professional. The broadcaster made the plea to coincide with the launch of new research to mark an awareness campaign on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), supported by Novartis and the Irish Thoracic Society.
Free lung screenings are to be made available in Athlone this weekend, on Saturday November 17 in Athlone Towncentre.
The Galway Chest Clinic has just launched its new Breathe Freely programme designed to improve the quality of life of people with chronic lung diseases, many of whom suffer from considerable shortness of breath on carrying out simple daily tasks. In particular, patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) due to smoking benefit from such courses.
Olympic champion Dr Ronnie Delany and 11 leading Irish lung health charities and patient advocacy groups have joined forces to urge the public to take a simple, fast, and accurate test to measure their lung health. Mayo General Hospital is one of a number of centres around the country that will offer free lung testing (spirometry) and lung health advice on Wednesday June 27 from 10am to 2pm.
Technologies to facilitate the remote delivery of healthcare to patients in their own home is the focus of a new EU-funded project underway at NUI Galway.
A meeting for anyone who has chronic obstructive pulmonary disease will take place on Thursday February 23 at 3pm in the TF Royal Hotel, Castlebar.