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Fighting To Breathe: Living With COPD

Jun 12, 2013 (Talk of the Nation) — Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a progressive lung disease that slowly robs sufferers of the ability to breathe. COPD is the third leading cause of death in the U.S., surpassed only by cancer and heart disease. There are treatments, but no cure for the disease.

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Grace Anne Dorney Koppel, COPD sufferer and national spokesperson for the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute's campaign to raise awareness of COPD

Dr. Enid Neptune, lung specialist and researcher at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

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