Respiratory News – March 2015

Respiratory News DNA tests on some store-brand herbal supplements showed that nearly four out of five didn’t have the ingredients listed on the labels, and a large number didn’t have a botanical substance of any kind, according to findings from the New York State Attor- ney General’s office. GNC, Target, WalMart and Walgreens were asked…

People with Respiratory Concerns – March 2015

People with Respiratory Concerns for People with Respiratory Concerns   Alaska Inner Passage Cruise   7 DAYS July 11–18, 2015 Explore Alaska’s Inner Passage, round trip from Seattle on our annual vacation to Alaska, aboard Holland America’s Westerdam! See the coastal beauty from Puget Sound to Southeast Alaska, watch massive glaciers calve in Glacier Bay or Tracy…

Sharing the Health! – March 2015

Sharing the Health! Meet William “Mike Casey,” Table Tennis Champ! by Laura J. Sullivan RCP, BTIS Achieving physical fitness goals can be quite daunting for people with COPD. Breathlessness and fa- tigue often limit how much activ- ity they are able to do. William Casey, who prefers to be called Mike, had been actively playing…

Ask The Doctor – March 2015

Ask The Doctor IPF specialists, including Dr. Steven Nathan, Dr. A. Whitney Brown, Dr. Mar- ilyn Glassberg, Dr. Kevin Flaherty, Dr. Kevin Leslie and Dr. Paul Noble, answered questions about the new medications. How do we decide between pirfeni­ done (Esbriet)and nintedanib (Ofev) for patients with IPF? The physicians explained that both of the drugs…