The fourth leading cause of death in the United States is one many people haven't heard of: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The lung disease--which includes chronic bronchitis, emphysema or both--kills more people every year than breast cancer and diabetes combined. Still, of the 24 million Americans who may have COPD, half don't even know they have it.
Indiana University Health West Hospital offers Week One at West--a free community education and/or screening opportunity--each month to help you learn more about a variety of important health topics just like this one.
Join us for our next Week One at West event:
COPD: Four Letters Everyone Should Know
with Anthony Rose, MD
Wednesday, March 2
Dr. Rose is the medical director of pulmonary services for Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation at Indiana University Health West Hospital. He will discuss the causes, prevention, common symptoms and treatment of COPD.
A light lunch will be catered by the Garden Café at IU Health West Hospital.
There is no cost to attend this Week One at West event, but advance registration is necessary, Please call 317.217.3627 to reserve your space at this free education event.
Indiana University Health West Hospital offers a number of free community education and support opportunities each month. These allow people to come together for support, education and friendship...all in our healing environment.