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Department of Internal Medicine

Department of Internal Medicine

Pulmonary rehabilitation program

COPD will be the 3rd leading cause of death in the United States.  More women have died annually from COPD than men since 2000.  The UC Davis COPD/Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program was established in 1993 to improve the quality of life of COPD patients through patient education, treatment recommendations in a COPD action plan, exercise, and emotional support.  The UC Davis Health System offers a multidisciplinary team of dedicated healthcare experts who will individualize a physical and emotional reconditioning program to control and reduce breathing difficulties from COPD as well as asthma and bronchiectasis to prevent acute exacerbations and hospitalizations.