The University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) has partnered with Maryland Public Television (MPT) for a special series called "Your Health," featuring UMMS specialists who will share their medical expertise with viewers all across the state of Maryland.
UMMS guests will appear every other week in a special "Your Health" segment on MPT's program "Direct Connection," airing live Monday nights at 7:30 p.m.
The show takes calls from viewers, so you have the opportunity to speak directly to our experts and get your questions answered.
Miss the show? You can catch the segments right here on this site. You can also see a list of upcoming guests and topics. We hope you'll tune in for "Your Health" with UMMS and MPT.
Jan. 19, 2015
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, is the third-leading cause of death in the United States, according to the American Lung Association. There are two main types, chronic bronchitis and emphysema, which cause blockage of the airflow in the lungs and breathing-related problems. Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of this disease but 20 percent of cases occur in non-smokers. In this interview, University of Maryland pulmonologist Dr. Robert Reed will discuss how COPD is diagnosed and treated and ways to help slow down progression of the disease.
Do you have a question about COPD? Send us your question via Twitter @MPTNews #yourhealth. Then watch Direct Connection on Jan. 19, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. to see if we use your question on the show.
Dr. Robert Reed
Assistant Professor of Medicine
University of Maryland School of Medicine
University of Maryland Medical Center
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