to provide practical and current information that positively affects the daily lives of those with COPD and their families.

What’s New in COPD?

Dr. Mahler keeps you informed …with regular updates and news about the treatment and management of COPD, including new findings from medical conferences and info on promising new drugs.

COPD Patient Videos

Watch inspiring videos about people living active lives with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). See their stories ». My brand new video (December, 2017) describes correct inhaler use for individuals with obstructive airway disease.

“real” FAQs

Dr. Mahler answers “real” questions that have often been asked by his patients with COPD. Each story is real, but names and locations have been changed to honor patient confidentiality. Ask your question »

Breathe Easy

Published June 6, 2017 —
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“Written by an expert in respiration. . . . Adds novel wisdom that will boost the well-being of readers.” —Roberto P. Benzo, MD, MS, Mayo Clinic

Illustrated with over fifty enlightening medical graphics, Breathe Easy offers a complete and compact guide for the millions of Americans who are limited by their breathing.

Breathe Easy, written by a pulmonologist, explains what constitutes normal breathing, what causes someone to feel short of breath, and what can be done to improve one’s breathing. In chapters on asthma, COPD, and interstitial lung disease, Dr. Donald A. Mahler addresses the origins and treatments of these conditions, and offers advice for both standard and alternative therapies to breathe easy. Other chapters describe how we breathe, how to understand respiratory difficulties like chronic shortness of breath, the correct use of inhalers, the effects of aging on the brain and body, and the benefits of exercise. His final chapter provides valuable advice about traveling with oxygen.

Donald A. Mahler, M.D., is Emeritus Professor of Medicine at Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth in Hanover, New Hampshire. Since October 2014, he works as a pulmonary physician at Valley Regional Hospital in Claremont, New Hampshire, where he is Director of Respiratory Services. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Mahler, call the Kane Center at Valley Regional Hospital 603 542-8603. Fax number: 603 542-1927.

 Alpha-1 Foundation

Valley Regional Hospital is designated as a Clinical Resource Center for the the Alpha-1 Foundation. Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency is a hereditary form of emphysema.