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Burke Rehabilitation Hospital to Host Event for Individuals with COPD on November 16, 2011

Released November 2, 2011

WHITE PLAINS, NY – November 3, 2011 – The Burke Rehabilitation Hospital’s Cardiopulmonary Program will host a day of education and life enhancement for individuals living with Chronic Lung Conditions in the New York, New Jersey and Connecticut tri-state area    and their caregivers on Thursday, November 16, 2011.  This event is being produced in conjunction with World COPD Day 2011. The COPD Day events will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Burke’s Wood Pavilion, Building #7, 785 Mamaroneck Avenue in White Plains.

Lectures will cover the topics of living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, nutrition and COPD, traveling with oxygen, exercise and lung disease, breathing techniques, relaxation techniques, and pulmonary rehabilitation. Free screenings, chair massages, support group information and inhaler and nebulizer demonstrations will be offered. Exhibitors include the Westchester County Office of Aging, the American Lung Association POW’R Against Tobacco & POW’R Cessation Center, and representatives from area community wellness programs and medical equipment companies. The event includes lunch and is free and open to the public. Please note that advance registration is required.  

For additional information or to register, please contact Pamela Jones, PT In-patient Cardiopulmonary Program Director at (914) 597-2843 or via email at  by November 9th 2011.

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. Burke is both an acute rehabilitation hospital and medical research center.  Burke’s world renowned doctors and therapists provide state-of-the-art ­treatment, while research scientists explore the frontiers of neurological and pulmonary 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.


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