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Pulmonary Rehab Week: March 14-20

Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week, initiated by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR), aims to educate the community about the role of pulmonary rehabilitation in enhancing the quality of life of individuals with chronic lung disease. This year’s theme, “A Breath Away From Better Health,” honors individuals who struggle to overcome shortness of breath and the pulmonary professionals who work every day toward a path for better health.

Pulmonary Rehabilitation at CSSMCW is an outpatient program designed for patients who suffer from chronic lung disease. This includes not only COPD and asthma, but pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary fibrosis, black lung disease, cystic fibrosis, and lung cancer. The program involves exercise, education, support, and nutrition to help patients cope physically, mentally, and socially with the disease. Patients become more independent; build strength and endurance; eat healthier; and learn more about their lung disease, which can decrease hospital admissions.

If you or someone you know has chronic lung disease, CSSMCW’s Pulmonary Rehabilitation can help. The program is nationally certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation.

For more information call 814-467-3782 or read how Pulmonary Rehabilitation has helped others.