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Deborah Leader, RN

October 14, 2010 First Annual World Spirometry Day

By October 12, 2010

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What have you got planned for this coming Thursday? In honor of The Year of the Lung, the International Respiratory Societies have dubbed Thursday, November 14, 2010 as World Spirometry Day. This means that you, and anyone you know who may be at risk for COPD, can get a free spirometry test to measure your lung health.

This groundbreaking event is being coordinated around the world to help raise awareness of COPD with spirometry, a simple breathing test which can lead to an early diagnosis of lung disease. Early diagnosis leads to early treatment, which is especially important for people with COPD.

Are you interested in participating? Find out how you can take part, order a World Spirometry Day Kit and find an event in your area by visiting the official website.

Read more about the importance of pulmonary function test in diagnosing lung disease.

When was your last spirometry? Are you due? Is there an event in your area? Share your story...

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