Newport Hospital Offers Lecture on Managing Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Oct. 27

October 21, 2015

CoughingNewport Hospital will host a free community lecture on recognizing the differences between asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, as well as spotlight available treatment options, on Tuesday, Oct. 27 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. “Coping with Asthma and COPD” will be facilitated by pulmonologist John A. Day, Jr., MD.

“Because asthma and COPD are lung diseases that share so many similar characteristics, it can often be difficult to distinguish between the two. Treatment is not always the same, so it’s important to have a clear understanding of each condition in order to effectively manage them,” explained Day.

Newport Hospital provides frequent lectures as an educational resource to the community and an opportunity for the community to engage with clinicians at the hospital. The Oct. 27 lecture will be held in Newport Hospital’s Gudoian Conference Room, located just off the main lobby of the hospital at 11 Friendship Street, Newport. Registration is not required, but seating is limited. To reserve a seat, call 401-845-1492.

The next lecture, “Living Well After a Stroke,” will be held Wednesday, Nov.11, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Physiatrists Mustapha Kemal, MD, and Josef Fields, MD, will talk about how individuals can live comfortably following a stroke.

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