Editor’s Note – March 2014

Editor’s Note Hopefully when you read this, the very long, very cold winter weather will be over and Spring will be around the corner. Time to have fun! It’s okay to be silly, sometimes even more than every now and then! On a recent Sea Puffers trip, people who normally go about their daily business…

Fibrosis File – January 2014

Fibrosis File  The American Thoracic Society Foundation, Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis, and the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation have awarded $100,000 to Chi Hung, MD, a Clinical Instructor at the University of Washington, in Seattle, WA, to support research in idiopathic pul- monary fibrosis (IPF). Dr. Hung will use mouse models to identify cells that con- tribute…

Imperfect As I Am January 2014

Imperfect As I Am The true person, you are, is within you. God varies the appearance outside. To focus on oneself brings much sadness. For others see, not, what “you” see reflected, in that mirror showing only the shell – our “earthly” side. The mirror, in life, hangs not on your wall, But in the…

Calling Dr. Bauer … -January 2014

Calling Dr. Bauer …   Most of us know friends or relatives who are being treated for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). During sleep, the muscles in the back of the throat (the tongue, tonsils and soft palate) become abnormally soft, weak and flaccid. This, in turn, blocks the air passages repeatedly, causing a poor quality…

Respiratory News – January 2014

Respiratory News To keep up on the latest pulmonary news, click on the link on the home page of www.pulmonarypaper.org. In patients with moderate-to-very-severe respiratory impairment, regular treatment to keep airways open with one or more long-acting bronchodilators (as Foradil or Serevent) or long-acting anticholinergic agent (as Spiriva or Pressair) is recommend- ed. A growing…

Yes, Virginia, It’s … – January 2014

Yes, Virginia, It’s …      If you itemize deductions on your income tax return, you may be able to get some of your medical expenses back that you have paid for throughout the year. Determine whether the allowable expenses you paid during the year (home mortgage interest, property and state income taxes, charitable donations,…

Editor’s Note – January 2014

Editor’s Note  Couples or friends often find themselves in somewhat of a rut, always doing the same activities and finding the routine boring. These habits are hard to break out of and often a small surprise, a change from the ordinary, can be exciting and very much appreciated! Do something unexpected and look for the…