Free Lunch & Learn: Living with COPD in the 21st Century (Douglas - 2/21)

Tift Regional Medical Center (TRMC) will be holding a free lunch-and-learn lecture titled "Living with COPD in the 21st Century" on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 12-1 pm, at the C.E. Weir Senior Citizens Center in Douglas (307 E. Bryan Street).

Dr. Jorge Glass, a board-certified pulmonary disease and critical care specialist with Affinity Clinic, will discuss how to manage a disease affecting millions of Americans: COPD, which stands for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. COPD is a progressive disease that makes it hard to breathe. "Progressive" means the disease gets worse over time.

COPD can cause coughing that produces large amounts of mucus (a slimy substance), wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, and other symptoms.

Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of COPD. Most people who have COPD smoke or used to smoke. Long-term exposure to other lung irritants, such as air pollution, chemical fumes, or dust, also may contribute to COPD.

This event is free and includes a complimentary meal. Seating is limited and registration is required. Register here or call 800-648-1935, ext. 6318.