Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Health fair Oct. 6 on lung health to kick off Better Breathers Club

A special health fair focused on lung health on Oct. 6 at Reid Health will launch a new group dedicated to helping people with chronic lung issues.

The event, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Lingle Hall on Reid Health’s main campus on Reid Parkway, will include presentations by physicians and information from departments who offer services for people with chronic lung problems.

The event opens at 10 a.m. with “COPD: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease,” a presentation by Dr. Horia Draghiciu, Internal Medicine, Pulmonary/Critical Care. A noon presentation will feature Dr. Dana Reihman, Internal Medicine, Pulmonary/Critical Care, titled “Therapy of Lung Disease, From Inhalers to Oxygen to Lung Transplantation.”

The event will also feature representatives and information including these areas and topics:

  • Nutrition
  • Pharmacy
  • Infection Control
  • Respiratory
  • Home Medical Equipment
  • Wellness
  • Palliative Care
  • Deciding Together
  • And HIP 2.0 enrollment information

The new Better Breathers Club will offer regular sessions on various topics throughout the next year. The club is affiliated with the American Lung Association.

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