Fibrosis File – March 2018

Fibrosis File Find Support. Give Support. Get Support. The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) believes participating in a sup- port group may improve your emotional well-being and have a positive impact on your health by offering you an opportuni- ty to connect with others who are facing similar experiences to obtain practical information, and to receive…

Calling Dr. Bauer – March 2018

Calling Dr. Bauer Dear Dr. Bauer, I was told I have “hypersensitivity” lung disease and am unsure what this means! Thanks for any help in understanding. Evelyn P., Maryland This is a specific type of interstitial lung disease (ILD) that is more accurately called “hypersensitivity pneumonitis” or HP. HP is caused by an allergic reaction…

Editor’s Note – March 2018

Editor’s Note The definition of compassion is the sympathetic pity and concern for the sufferings or misfortunes of others. It literally means to “suffer together.” Many times we are caught up in our own concerns that we lose sense of what others around us may be coping with. Try not to make it all about…

Feeling Compassion – March 2018

Feeling Compassion Before we can feel compassion for oth- ers, we first must feel compassion for ourselves. Self-compassion frees you of feeling guilty or unworthy. It lets you live free of judgment. You are not being self- indulgent by allowing yourself to forgive. Forgive yourself for past smoking or other unhealthy behaviors. Live today without…