Fibrosis File – March 2017

Fibrosis File ProPatient is a patient-focused, online educational platform that utilizes interac- tive video, simulation and mobile apps for support. They have partnered with the Academy for Continued Healthcare Learn- ing and the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation to develop a new online resource for people affected by idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). The interactive program, “Idiopathic Pulmonary…

Calling Dr. Bauer – March 2017

Calling Dr. Bauer Dear Dr. Bauer, In the 12 years that I’ve been on oxygen and using inhalers, the one I have now is a real doozy, Combivent® Respimat® – not good if you have old hands and poor eyesight. I never can tell if I’ve taken in enough to matter! Your friend and Pulmonary…

Respiratory News- January 2017

Respiratory News The Aerobika® device, which Monaghan Medical Corporation developed to ease symptoms of COPD, may also be effective in people with bronchiectasis, according to a study in the journal Academic Radiology. The device eases symptoms associated with excessive mucus in the airways. It opens up the lungs and creates vibrations in the chest, helping…

Trivia quiz about Lincoln – January 2017

Trivia quiz about Lincoln Some historians consider Abraham Lincoln the greatest U.S. president ever. He is honored on Mount Rushmore, the Lincoln Memorial, the penny and the five dollar bill. See if you can answer this trivia quiz about Lincoln.   What site might Lincoln aficionados visit in Lexington, KY?: Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic…

Let Your Voice Be Heard! – January 2017

Let Your Voice Be Heard! New  York’s   Attorney  General,  Eric eSrchneid   man,  has  launched  an  antitrust investigation into the maker of the EpiPen®, a life-saving drug for people with severe allergic reactions. Mylan Pharmaceuticals had raised the price of the EpiPen by more than 400 percent. Mylan responded with its EpiPen- 4Schools program providing free…

Get Up and Get Going! – January 2017

Get Up and Get Going! Australian researchers found physical ac- tivity undertaken in small intervals spaced throughout the day can safely and markedly improve the health of people with COPD. The study established that 150 minutes of exercise per week is most effective in reduc- ing cardiovascular and metabolic disease. It can greatly improve the…