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'The Doctors' drives awareness of COPD - America's No. 4 killer - with Danica Patrick

by jmaloni
Thu, May 12th 2011 01:35 pm

Show busts balance bracelet myths

On Friday, May 13, the Emmy Award-winning syndicated series "The Doctors" (check local listings) welcomes record-breaking NASCAR driver Danica Patrick to discuss an illness close to her heart - chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Patrick consults with "The Doctors" about COPD's elusive symptoms and what viewers can do to help prevent it.

Also, "The Doctors" dishes on the best ways to stay balanced and turn your health around. Professional athletes have jumped on the "as-seen-on-TV" balance bracelet bandwagon, but do they really work? "The Doctors" put them to the test to reveal surprising results.

For more information, visit www.thedoctorstv.com.

Watch clips

•Clip No. 1: Danica Patrick and "The Doctors" discuss the thrill of racing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUDpjc9JjSg

•Clip No. 2: Danica Patrick asks "The Doctors" how long it takes for Ibuprofen to begin to work- they weigh in on the right ways to use the OTC medication.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-FyaDH-MKA

•Clip No. 3: Dr. Drew Ordon shows the difference between a healthy lung and a lung that has been exposed to disease, such as COPD.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqXA_hE6sac

(Clips courtesy CBS Television Distribution/Stage 29 Productions)

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