Sponsored by the American Lung Association, the Better
Breathers Club program provides information on breathing problems and support for participants and their families. Meetings are facilitated by DorAnne Donesky, PhD, RN, a pulmonary nurse and clinical researcher at UCSF. Meetings are free and open to the public.
COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) is an umbrella term for chronic bronchitis and emphysema, two conditions in which the airways are obstructed. It is the third leading cause of death in the United States.
For more information about chronic lung disease, please call the American Lung Association at 1-800-LUNG-USA. You can
also speak to a respiratory therapist through our free Lung HelpLine. For more information about COPD and resources to help you, visit our website www.lung.org.