Sharing the Health! – Januay 2016

Sharing the Health! Dove Medical Press authors report personal empowerment is recognized as an important aspect of chronic disease management. There is an increasing expectation that health providers engage people as active participants in their own self-management. Pulmonary rehabilitation, knowledge acquisition, social support, telehealth and web-based interfaces, and collaboration with health care pro- fessionals empower…

Sharing the Health!-November-2015

    Sharing the Health! Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc. has a web site at www.COPDTogether.com where you can find inspiring stories and videos of people who are dealing with chronic lung disease. There are also tools for you to download, such as a diary to log your symp- toms and feelings every day, a COPD Care…

Sharing the Health-September-2015

Sharing the Health! In my various  Internet  wanderings, I have come across three sites of interest to us: www.fiercepharma.com, www.fiercecro.com and www.fiercediagnostics.com. Articles presented discuss drug pricing, pharmaceutical company news and interesting webinars. There are numerous articles regarding new drugs and new trials – simply too much information here for us to not be interested!…

Sharing the Health!-July-2015

    Sharing the Health! Watch a video at www.youtube.com/ watch?v=DFemC5giG1Y as pulmonologist, Dr. Roger Goldstein, explains why exercise is so important for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Many people who experience leg cramp- ing at night continue to be amazed that putting soap shavings between the mattress and bottom sheet, or rubbing a…

Sharing the Health! – May 2015

Sharing the Health! The FBI says a gun- toting bank robber, wearing an oxygen tube under his nose, held up a Washington, D.C., bank recently. The man entered the bank, approached the teller, dis- played a handgun and demanded money and fled the bank with an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspect is not the…

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…

Sharing the Health!- January 2015

Sharing the Health! COPD8 USA was held two years ago in Chicago and proved to be a wonderful mix of health professionals and people with chronic lung disease working together. COPD9 USA will be held at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare Chicago on June 5–6. A program on the first day is specifically designed for those…

Sharing the Health-November-2014

    Sharing the Health!   This holiday season, remember to plan and pace! Plan your activities in advance so you have the time to pack your clothes, or get all the gift wrapping supplies or rec- ipe ingredients without being rushed. Pace yourself to go as fast as you feel comfortable going! Be careful…

Sharing the Health! -September 2014

Sharing the Health! AARP, formerly known as American Association of Retired Persons, reports if you are over 50 years old, you may find free college courses in your area! We thought this would be a great way to stimulate your mind and social skills. The Osher Foundation website has information on their Lifelong Learning Institutes…

Sharing the Health!-July-2014

    Sharing the Health! Gloria Wright of Fort Myers, FL, was a little confused when she read these instruc- tions on a Ventolin inhaler! Thinking of retiring to a place that would be good for your health? America’s Health Rankings Senior Report by the United Health Foundation ranked the 50 states by looking at…