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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

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Mobile Apps & Tools

Breathe2Relax (National Center for Telehealth and Technology)

Breathe2Relax is a stress management tool which provides detailed information on the effects of stress. It includes instructions and practice exercises for breathing exercises. Free for iOS and Android.

EPA AIRNow (Environmental Protection Agency)

EPA AIRNow shows air quality information for your location, updated in real time. It is free in iTunes.

Smokefree Apps (National Cancer Institute)

This collection of three apps supports smokers working to become smokefree. Users can track cravings, set goals and reminders, and connect to an online community. These apps are free in both iTunes and Google Play.

Support Groups & Forums

These sites allow patients to discuss their experiences with illnesses, treatments, and other health matters. Any information or opinions posted are those of the forum users themselves and are not a substitute for professional medical advice.

Resources selected by Lisa Kilburn, Southern Regional AHEC, and Brenda Linares, Health Sciences Library, UNC-Chapel Hill.