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Burke Rehabilitation Hospital to Host Educational Event for People with COPD on November 20

Released October 29, 2013

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – Oct. 24, 2013 – Burke Rehabilitation Hospital’s Cardiopulmonary Program will host World COPD Day, a day of education and life enhancement seminars for individuals living with chronic lung conditions and their caregivers in the tri-state areas, on Nov. 20.  The World COPD Day events will run from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Burke Rehabilitation Center’s Patient Dining Room in the Wood Pavilion at 785 Mamaroneck Ave., in White Plains.

Lectures will cover topics such as living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), nutrition and COPD, traveling with oxygen, exercise and lung disease, breathing techniques, relaxation techniques and pulmonary rehabilitation. Free screenings, support group information and inhaler and nebulizer demonstrations will be offered.

Exhibitors include Westchester County Office of Aging, the American Lung Association POW’R Against Tobacco, Lifeline, and representatives from area community wellness programs and medical equipment companies. The event is free and open to the public. A complimentary lunch will also be provided. Advance registration is required. To register, please call Pam Jones, PT, at (914) 597-2838 by Nov. 13.

Burke Rehabilitation Hospital is a private, not-for-profit, acute rehabilitation hospital. Founded in 1915, it is the only hospital in Westchester County dedicated solely to rehabilitation medicine. Burke offers both inpatient and outpatient programs for those who have experienced a disabling illness, traumatic injury or joint replacement surgery. The hospital is part of Burke Rehabilitation Center, which also includes Burke Medical Research Institute, whose scientists explore the frontiers of neurological and rehabilitation medicine. All share the Burke mission to ensure that every patient makes the fullest possible recovery from illness or injury regardless of their ability to pay. For more information on Burke Rehabilitation Center, please visit burke.org.

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