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On average, a healthy person breathes about 17,280 times each day. Yet, very few people ever give this action a second thought. People with respiratory illnesses such as asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) know all too well how these conditions can affect the simplest of actions like breathing.

This website provides education for patients and family members of patients who want to learn more about asthma and COPD. The program is sponsored by National Jewish Health® in partnership with Metro Community Provider Network (MCPN) and is made possible by an unrestricted educational grant from GlaxoSmithKline. Our goal is to help patients who have asthma or COPD move toward effective self-management of their condition. Here are three tools to help you understand asthma and COPD.

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People with asthma can lead active, full lives. The goal is to help you take charge of your breathing and maintain your quality of life. Read more.

People with COPD can lead active, full lives. The goal is to help you take charge of your breathing and maintain your quality of life. Read more.

Hey, kids! Want to know more about asthma and how you can stay healthy? Check out the Asthma Wizard comic book and these fun games. Read more.

Patient Education from National Jewish Health (NJH) complements the health education you are receiving from your healthcare providers. Your providers should always be your primary resource for health education. Information from NJH Patient Education should not be construed as personal medical advice.

Asthma Resources

There are a number of excellent resources available to help you learn more about asthma. Read more.

COPD Resources

There are a number of excellent resources available to help you learn more about COPD. Read more.

Health Tips

Understanding what keeps you healthy is key to managing asthma and COPD. View videos on healthy steps you can take to better breathing. View videos.