Burke Rehabilitation Hospital to Host Education Event for Individuals with COPD on Nov. 14

Released October 22, 2012

WHITE PLAINS, NY – Oct. 22, 2012 – The Burke Rehabilitation Hospital's Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation 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 New York, New Jersey and Connecticut tri-state areas, on Thursday, Nov. 14. The COPD Day events will run from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Burke's Wood Pavilion, Building #7, 785 Mamaroneck Avenue 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 & POW'R Cessation Center, Lifeline,, Visiting Nurse Associations 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 (914) 597-2838 by Nov. 7.

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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