Sponsored by the American Lung Association and Novato Community Hospital, the Better Breathers Club program provides information on breathing problems and support for participants and their families. COPD 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.
Meetings are facilitated by Jim Braley, director of the respiratory therapy department at Novato Community Hospital and are held in the hospital library. 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 www.lungusa.org.