A Sad Lesson About COPD From Leonard Nimoy

March 3, 2015

Leonard Nimoy in 2013


Actor Leonard Nimoy — Mr. Spock to his legions ofStar Trek fans — has died at age 83 from a destructive lung disease called COPD, telling his fans in a poignant tweet last month: “Don’t smoke. I did. Wish I never had.”

His wife confirmed his death to the New York Times,saying the cause was end-stage COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He had been hospitalized earlier in the week.

COPD is one of the most common lung diseases and the third leading cause of death in the U.S., causing nearly 135,000 deaths a year. There is no cure. COPD causes inflammation and damage to the lung tissue, making it increasingly difficult to breathe. Symptoms include a chronic cough, shortness of breath and frequent respiratory infections.

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BTCD Chief Wayne Tormala to be on Southwest Prostate Cancer Foundation Radio Show – 9/13 at 10am

September 12, 2012

Tune in to KXXT 1010 AM Thursday, September 13th 2012 from 10:00-11:00 am to catch Bueau Chief Wayne Tormala discussing Prostate Cancer and Men’s Health issues.  Click Here for the Agenda