Feelings – May 2009

Feelings It always helps to vent! If you or your caregiver would like to write about how you really feel about any aspect of chronic lung disease, we will credit you with a year’s membership. Please send to: The Pulmonary Paper, PO Box 877, Ormond Beach, FL 32175. I am writing to encourage people to…

Fibrosis File – March 2008

Fibrosis File Our members with pulmonary fibrosis often ask us how they may enroll in a clinical trial being conducted for potentially safe, new medications and treatments. For those with access to the Internet, you may go to www.clinicaltrials.gov and find over 50,000 ongoing clinical trials; searching for those having to do with pulmonary fibrosis…

Traveling Tales September-2009

  Traveling Tales Airline Oxygen Regulations Update As of October 1, 2009, Northwest Airlines will no longer provide airline oxygen. Travelers can continue to use one of the approved Portable Oxygen Concentrators (POCs.) Since the maximum continuous liter flow on available POCs is 3LPM, we asked a representative what arrangements could be made for the…

Aspiration Pneumonia is Very Serious – July 2019

Aspiration Pneumonia is Very Serious UC Berkeley School of Public Health wants you to be aware of aspiration pneumonia which happens when you accidentally inhale food particles, liquid, saliva or regurgitated stomach contents into the airways and it gets into your lung tissue. Substances breathed into your lungs may be contaminated with bacteria, viruses or…