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(MONCTON, NB) - November 14, 2016 - Horizon Health Network will be hosting two information sessions to help those suffering with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) understand and know how to better manage it.


The events will be held November 16, 2016, from 12 noon to 1 p.m. in the main boardroom at the Sackville Memorial Hospital and from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm in Theatre "A" at the Moncton Hospital and will include a question and answer period.   These sessions coincide with World COPD Day to bring awareness to the disease.


COPD is an umbrella term used to describe a number of conditions affecting the lungs, including emphysema and chronic bronchitis. It is a chronic disease characterized by shortness of breath, cough and sputum production. While symptoms of the disease do not usually appear in people younger than age 55, changes to the lung begin many years earlier. In 80-90% of cases, COPD is caused by smoking or long term exposure to smoke.


The information sessions are free of charge and open to anyone seeking information about this disease.   


For more information contact:


Stephanie Neilson-Levesque

Media Relations



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