Welcome to the National Emphysema Foundation (NEF)
It is our pleasure to present the National Emphysema Foundation’s new web site. We hope that you will find it interesting, imaginative and informative. We created this new site for the benefit of our loyal readers, and to enable them to better cope with and understand the nature of emphysema and COPD. We intend to present items of interest related to this disease including new research, current treatment initiatives, recent advocacy actions to benefit emphysema patients, and innovative ways of coping. As we move forward we will strive to improve and expand our web site to meet the needs and wishes of our readers.
The NEF’s mission is to improve the quality of life of patients with emphysema and their caregivers by providing and supporting educational, advocacy and research... ARTICLE >
Shortness of breath and weakness are two common problems of people with chronic lung diseases. As a result, many people avoid participating in physical activities... ARTICLE >
An estimated 3.1 million Americans have been diagnosed with emphysema and 11.2 million U.S. adults have been estimated to have COPD. Emphysema and Chronic... ARTICLE >