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More help for people with COPD in York

More help for people with COPD in York

5:46am 10th November 2009

York health group is upping the support available for people suffering with severe breathing diffculties.

COPD - which stands for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease  - is one of the worlds most common causes of death.More than three thousand people in York have these symptons on a daily basis through winter.

24 Gp practices in the area are now setting up new schemes so patients don't have to go in to hospital.

Keith Newton is just one of many people in the area who suffers from COPD he reckons there are also more people out there who don't realise what they are suffering with.

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