Millions of people have lung disease, which can make it difficult to breathe. To help with treatment, the Better Breathers Club at Emerson Hospital, an information and support group for people with lung disease and their family and friends, is beginning its 2016-2017 lecture series. The first session will take place on Thursday, September 15th from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Peter Barkin, MD, a physician specializing in critical care medicine and pulmonary medicine at Emerson Hospital, will provide information about the latest research and treatment for people with lung disease. The lecture will be held at the Emerson Hospital Cheney B conference room, located near the main lobby of the hospital at 133 Old Road to Nine Acre Corner in Concord. The event is free and open to the public.
The Better Breathers Club is open to anyone who is living with lung disease and their family and friends. Lectures will continue on the third Thursday of the month from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Emerson Hospital. Upcoming topics include the benefits of exercise, good nutrition, cardiac health, and ways to stay healthy. There is no cost to participate and refreshments are provided. Many patients participate in the Better Breathers Club to help cope with lung disease.
For more information, call Claire Rindenello, RRT at 978-287-3715 or visit www.emersonhospital.org.
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Emerson Hospital is a multi-site health system headquartered in Concord, Mass., with additional facilities in Sudbury, Groton and Westford. The 179-bed hospital provides advanced medical services to more than 300,000 individuals in 25 towns. To learn more, visit www.emersonhospital.org.