8 Ways to Help Someone With COPD

You Can Make a Difference

When your family member or friend is diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), it’s easy to feel helpless. But though the condition tends to worsen with time, there’s much you can do to make life easier. These tips will help you provide meaningful assistance when it’s needed most.

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