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…

Love and Lung Disease – January 2019

Love and Lung Disease Just in case you always wanted to know but were afraid to ask, we found articles for you on sexuality and lung disease! Maintaining Your Sex Life with COPD, www.verywellhealth.com/sex-and-copd-914978 https://tinyurl.com/ydet83hd Sex and Breathlessness, www.blf.org.uk/support-for- you/sex-and-breathlessness How COPD Affects Your Sex Life, www.healthline. com/health/copd/sex#1