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New campaign raises awareness on COPD

A new campaign is being launched to raise awareness about COPD, the respiratory disease which killed nearly 100 people in Mayo last year.

Successful information day on quitting smoking at Mayo General

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.

Mayo COPD Support Group meeting to be held in Castlebar

The next meeting of the Mayo COPD Support Group will be held in the Travellers Friend Hotel, Castlebar (opposite Mayo General Hospital) at 3pm on Thursday February 28.

Galway Chest Clinic to run another Breathe Freely programme in January

Following the success of its first Breathe Freely programme for COPD and lung fibrosis sufferers, the Galway Chest Clinic has announced that it will run another programme in January 2013. The programme is designed to improve the quality of life for people with chronic lung diseases, many of whom suffer from considerable shortness of breath when carrying out simple daily tasks despite maximum medical therapy. The British and Irish Thoracic Societies have stated that all patients with lung diseases whose lifestyle is adversely affected by chronic breathlessness would benefit from such a course.

COPD awareness campaign

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.

Don’t talk to Joe, talk to your GP

Free lung screenings are to be made available in Athlone this weekend, on Saturday November 17 in Athlone Towncentre.

Mayo COPD Support Group meeting taking place in Castlebar

The next meeting of the Mayo Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Support Group will be held in the Travellers Friend Hotel, Castlebar (opposite Mayo General Hospital) at 3pm on Thursday June 28. A short demonstration on pulmonary rehabilitation exercises will be given at this meeting of the support group.

Fundraiser for COPD support group

Members of a support group for sufferers of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease will sell badges at various locations in the city on Wednesday November 17 to mark World Pin Badge Day for COPD.

Mayo COPD Support Group meeting

The next meeting of the Mayo COPD Support Group will be held in the Travellers Friend Hotel, Castlebar (opposite Mayo General Hospital), between 3pm and 5pm on Thursday June 24 and all new members are welcome.  The speaker will be from Citizens Information.

Mayo COPD support group meeting

A meeting of the Mayo COPD Support Group will be held in the Traveller’s Friend Hotel, Castlebar, at 4pm on Thursday July 30.

 

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