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COPD to be Focus of Free CMHS Seminar on March 19

Ventura, California, 02/25/2013

Living with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease – COPD – will be the focus of a free seminar the Community Memorial Health System is holding on Tuesday, March 19.

Robert Bernstein, M.D. who specializes in pulmonary diseases and critical care medicine, will lead the seminar to be held from 6 to 8 p.m. in the eighth-floor Nichols Auditorium at Community Memorial Hospital at 147 Brent St. in Ventura.

COPD affects an estimated 24 million people in the U.S., with half of those cases remaining undiagnosed. Dr. Bernstein will discuss COPD's symptoms – including shortness of breath, wheezing and coughing – and how early diagnosis and treatment help manage this serious lung disease.

Dr. Bernstein received his medical degree from Temple University in Philadelphia and completed his Internal Medicine residency at UCLA. He is a member of the medical staff at Community Memorial Hospital.

Admission is free, but space is limited, so reservations are required. Call 805-652-5436, or visit

Community Memorial Health System is a not-for-profit health system, which is comprised of Community Memorial Hospital, Ojai Valley Community Hospital, and 12 family-practice health centers entitled Centers for Family Health. The health system is located in Ventura County, California.