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November 4 , 2009

St. Nicholas Hospital, Prevea Sheboygan Pulmonary Medicine, and Sheboygan Lung Specialists Celebrate World COPD Day with a Respiratory Health Fair

Sheboygan, Wis. —World COPD Day, celebrated on November 18, raises awareness on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) worldwide.

The World COPD Day theme, "Breathless Not Helpless!" emphasizes that effective treatments are available for people who have been diagnosed with COPD, and raises awareness that—for people who have not been diagnosed—breathlessness is a signal that they should see their doctor for a lung function test.

St. Nicholas Hospital, Prevea Sheboygan Pulmonary Medicine, and Sheboygan Lung Specialists are co-sponsoring "Every Breath You Take: A Respiratory Health Fair" on Saturday, November 14, 2009, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at St. Nicholas Hospital.

The Fair will discuss how people with respiratory health diseases such as asthma, emphysema, or chronic lung can live better with these respiratory diseases. People can also attend the Respiratory Health Fair if they're interested in learning about prevention and treatment of lung diseases.

Tobias Enright, MD, will discuss "The Burden of Adult Asthmas in the US." Dr. Enright is board certified in Internal Medicine, Allergy, and Clinical Immunology. He is also a clinical assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin Medical School as well as a Assistant Professor of Immunology at Rush Medical College. In addition, he is currently the chairman of the Asthma Guideline Committee of Horizon Healthcare, chairman of the Asthma Workgroup of Community Collaboration on Healthcare Quality and an allergy/asthma specialty consultant for PrimeCare and Compcare. Dr. Enright received his medical degree from the University of Illinois.

"An Update on the Newest Advances and Patient Communication Strategies in COPD," will be presented by Mark T. Dransfield, MD. Dr. Dransfield is an Associate professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical care, at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. Dr. Dransfield is board certified in internal medicine, pulmonary disease, and critical care medicine. Dr. Dransfield received his medical degree form the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and proceeded to the University of Alabama Hospitals in Birmingham where he completed his internship, residency, and fellowship.

Registration is recommended to attend the Respiratory Health Fair. To register or for more information, call 920/459-4636 or [click here].

About St. Nicholas Hospital
St. Nicholas Hospital is the recipient of the 2009/2010 HealthGrades Outstanding Patient Experience Award™. St. Nicholas Hospital is rated among the Nation's top 5% of hospitals for patient experience and one of only 211 facilities in the country to achieve this distinction two years in a row.

St. Nicholas Hospital is a non-profit hospital sponsored by the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis located at 3100 Superior Avenue, Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Their mission and vision is to provide family-centered, compassionate care without regard for race, creed, or ability to pay. This is achieved through the core values of respect, care, competence, and joy.

To learn more, visit www.stnicholashospital.org .

CONTACT: Xue Yang
Marketing Assistant
St. Nicholas Hospital
3100 Superior Avenue
Sheboygan, WI 53081
920-459-4739
xyang@sns.hshs.org

 

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