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Friday, February 22, 2013 - Is it Just a Little Cough, or Lung Disease?

Is it Just a Little Cough, or Lung Disease?
MSU professor shares information on COPD, and ways to manage it

Most people experience a cough from time to time – and then the cough goes away. However, for the thousands of people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), just taking a breath can trigger a painful coughing spell. COPD is caused by smoking, or other lung irritants such as air pollution, second-hand smoke, or dust.

Learn about COPD during an informational program with Michigan State University College of Human Medicine’s William Wadland, M.D., M.S., from 6 - 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 7, in Munson Community Health Center Meeting Rooms A & B. Dr. Wadland will discuss COPD, its symptoms, and new ways to manage the disease.

Dr. Wadland is chair of MSU College of Human Medicine’s Department of Family Practice.

The presentation is part of MSU’s Your Health Lecture Series in partnership with Munson Medical Center and Northwestern Michigan University.

The program is free, and registration is encouraged but not mandatory to attend. For more information and to register, call 1-888-838-9160 or visit

Munson Community Health Center is located at 550 Munson Ave. in Traverse City.