the first free, internationally-distributed magazine on COPD, currently has a
circulation of 170,000 individuals. Being one of the first programs created alongside
the Foundation's establishment, the COPD
Digest's purpose is to disseminate up-to-date information on
research, latest therapies, legislative issues, and other useful information for
individuals with COPD worldwide. The Digest was and is filling in a knowledge
gap about COPD management that exists in both the patient and physician
Its circulation has tripled since the first
issue, spreading awareness to more and more individuals with each issue. Articles
featured in the COPD Digest covered updates on pertinent legislative issues,
research updates, information for oxygen users, health and safety information on air
quality, and personal stories that help give inspiration to readers coping with the
disease. The magazine has featured articles by prominent researchers in the field
such as Dr. James Kiley of the National Institutes of
Health and the late Dr. Pete "Mr. Oxygen" Wilson.
Prominent COPD advocates such as Grace Ann Dorney Koppel,
wife of former news anchor Ted Koppel and spokesperson for the NHLBI Learn More
Breathe Better Campaign, and Vlady Rozenbaum of COPD-Alert have contributed their stories for the
The COPD Digest
quarterly, and each issue is also available on the COPD Digest
can subscribe to the online magazine here
or to the print version by calling the C.O.P.D. Information Line
toll free at: 1-866-316-COPD (2673).
The COPD Digest covers a wide-range
of topics that are important for individuals with COPD, their families/caregivers,
and members of the medical professional community. Though not limited to the
categories listed below, the following lists some of the topics covered in every
issue of the magazine
Includes legislative updates, policy
reviews, resources, and information on advocacy actions anyone can take to improve
the lives and treatments of individuals affected by COPD.
Faces of COPD
Profiles courageous individuals with COPD
who have found innovative ways to successfully manage their disease and overcome the
many everyday obstacles caused by the disease.
Provides updates on COPD patients and groups
who are taking an active stand in spreading awareness of COPD.
View from the Hill
who have influence over policy, rules, and the making of laws.
Presents news on products, technology, and
treatments developing in COPD research.
Supplies resources and information that
enables COPDers> to better collaborate with medical
service providers, thus allowing COPDers> to take control
over their treatments.
Features the latest on clinical research
trials and therapeutic developments related to the search for earlier diagnosis,
better treatments, and a cure.