In the news: Team brings 'Inspired' medicine to homes of patients with respiratory disease

Monday, April 2, 2012 - 2:25pm

HALIFAX - Tony White says when his respiratory illness makes him hungry for air, fear can seize what's left of his breath.

"If you can't breathe, you become very tense and anxious about things. It's almost like a person drowning really," says White, 74, a Halifax resident who has chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, also known as COPD.

White says a home-based pilot program provided by the Queen Elizabeth II hospital is reducing the cycle of anxiety and the problems he has with being breathless that his illness creates.

"It gives a lot of hope," he says.

Read the full story on Global News: Global Maritimes | Team brings 'Inspired' medicine to homes of patients with respiratory disease

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