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November 13, 2003
Baby Boomers Face Looming Respiratory Disease Crisis
In Canada, more than 500,000 people over the age of 35 have been diagnosed with COPD, and it is estimated that an almost equal number of middle-aged Canadians may also have COPD, but are not aware of it.
November 12, 2003
Respiratory Disease Crisis Looming
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is one of the few leading causes of death on the rise, and by 2020 is expected to be the third leading cause of death worldwide. New COPD guidelines, developed by The Lung Association's medical section, the Canadian Thoracic Society (CTS), aim to slow the progression of this fatal lung disease by optimizing early diagnosis, prevention and management.