November is COPD Awareness Month. Caused by
long-term smoking or inhaling other pollutants, chronic obstructive pulmonary
disease (COPD) is a lung disease that makes breathing more difficult. Other
symptoms are frequent coughing, wheezing, and tightness in the chest. COPD can
be treated with oxygen therapy and medications. For more information about this
disease, go to http://www.copdfoundation.org/. On a related note, November is
also Pulmonary Hypertension Awareness Month.