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Health Minute: COPD and Lung Cancer Awareness

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WPSU’s Health Minute is a collaboration with Penn State’s Ross and Carol Nese College of Nursing.

If you suffer from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease or lung cancer, the ability to take a deep cleansing breath may be next to impossible.

To prevent COPD and lung cancer, there are a few important steps we can take. Don’t smoke or vape. Avoid exposure to damaging pollutants, including secondhand smoke, chemicals, and radon. Prevent infection by handwashing, getting vaccines for influenza and pneumonia, and maintaining good oral hygiene. Exercise regularly to maintain lung health.

For more information on lung health, visit the American Lung Association.

Cheraine Stanford is the Content Strategy Director at WPSU, responsible for developing the station's original productions across digital, radio and television.
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