5 Things to Know About COPD

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the third most common cause of death in the U.S. At least 15 million Americans have COPD. Women are at higher risk compared to men.

It is a chronic lung disease that includes emphysema and/or chronic bronchitis.

Although there's no cure, there are many things you can do to slow the progression—including learning more about it. Here are five things you should know about COPD with Candace Bromley, Lead Coordinator of the Chronic Care Centers COPD Program at Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center.

The Chronic Care Centers are located at:

Lourdes Medical Center of Burlington County

1113 Hospital Drive

Professional Building East, Suite 305

Willingboro, NJ 08046

Hours: Monday, Thursday and Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

750 Route 73 South

Willow Ridge Executive Park

Suite 402

Marlton, NJ 08053

Hours: Tuesday and Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

To make an appointment at either center, call 609-835-3450.

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