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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.
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.
Portiuncula Hospital, Ballinasloe, will become the latest hospital to institute a smoke-free campus policy on Monday next, with smoking banned from all areas of the hospital grounds.
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.
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.
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.
Acupuncture has been found to be very beneficial for the respiratory system as it first finds the root cause of the problem, and a strategy is then developed to address this.
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.
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.