Respiratory News – January 2019

Respiratory News People with COPD-related anxiety would benefit from cognitive behavioral therapy, a new trial in ERJ Open Research finds. The respiratory symptoms are often upsetting and many experience anxiety as well. This anxiety can aggravate a person’s health, potentially resulting in repeated visits to the hospital. Cognitive therapy is a type of psychotherapy in…

The tax-filing season – January 2019

The tax-filing season The tax-filing season began on January 28, even amid the government shutdown. This is the first tax year under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act – an over- haul of the code that doubled the standard deduction ($12,000 for singles and $24,000 for married-filing-jointly), and eliminated personal and dependent exemptions. The law…

Fibrosis File – January 2019

Fibrosis File Top Pulmonary Fibrosis stories of 2018 from Pulmonary Fibrosis News include:  CDTChe reported  that  dentists  and other dental healt hcare personnel may be at risk of developing idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). Esbriet and Ofev show significant benefits in slowing IPF A 12-week treatment with experimental drug PBI-4050 stabilized lung function both as a…