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When a loved one has COPD or another chronic lung disease, knowing how to balance taking care of them and yourself can be difficult. This page provides helpful resources for caregivers including guides on helping your loved one quit smoking and how to take time out of your day for yourself.

If you’ve just been diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), you may have a lot of questions. This page is a great resource for learning about all aspects of the disease including talking to your doctor, flare-up signs and symptoms, and disease management.

If you have a chronic lung disease, you know that staying healthy plays an important part in managing your symptoms and overall well-being. The right exercise methods, diet, and other techniques can help you stay healthy with chronic lung disease and get you back to doing the things you love.

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COPD Recipe: Breakfast Burrito

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Thu, Mar 5, 2015

Looking for a hearty, warm meal that makes enough for the whole family? Try this easy breakfast burrito recipe!1 

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COPD and Work: Tips to Handle Sick Days

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Tue, Mar 3, 2015

Calling off work because you’re sick is a common occurrence for many people, but when you have COPD, dealing with it and the symptoms associated with it can be a different story. Read on for more information on how to handle sick days when you have COPD so you and your employer have a plan that works for both of you1

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COPD Recipes: Warm Up with Crock Pot Oatmeal

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Thu, Feb 26, 2015

Looking for a tasty way to warm up this winter season? Look no further! This recipe for crock pot oatmeal gives you a chance to customize your recipe each time you make it. You can even make enough to last you a few days and simply heat up a portion in the microwave when you’re hungry1.

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Topics: Staying Healthy

Helpful Tips for When COPD Symptoms Worsen

Posted by Do More With Oxygen on Tue, Feb 24, 2015

Whether you know you’re going to have a difficult day with your COPD symptoms or you have no warning, knowing there are a few things you can do to make yourself feel better or make the symptoms go away can be comforting. Read on for helpful tips for common COPD symptoms1

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