Janet Plank

Janet Plank
I was an EMT-I and working ambulance for numerous years before health changed things. First I was diagnosed with adult asthma and allergies. About a year later, my doctors sent me to National Jewish where I was diagnosed with COPD. Read more

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When my dad was sick, before he died, I was struggling. My sister-in-law and I took over his care at
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COPD and Its Triggers

COPD stands for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Falling under COPD is emphysema, chronic bronchitis and Alpha 1-antitrypsin deficiency, which is