Travel News-November-2012

    Travel News Options for Traveling with Oxygen Are you traveling for the holidays? Remember if you use oxygen above 3LPM at a continuous setting, you will not be able to fly. Airlines based in the United States no longer supply oxygen in tanks and only accept portable oxygen c o nc e n…

Medication Non-Compliance-November-2012

    Medication Non-Compliance “It is really hard for me to remember to take my pills every morning. I have good intentions, it just doesn’t always happen.” Approximately 125,000 people with treatable ail- ments die each year in the United States because they do not take their medication properly. About 50% of the two billion…

Respiratory News-September-2012

    Respiratory News The FDA has approved a request from Pulmonx, a company based in California and Switzerland, to commence a multi-center clinical trial for the Zephyr Endobronchial Valve. It is a minimally invasive device intended to treat those with emphysema. The therapy involves bronchoscopic placement of one-way valves designed to reduce volume in…

Announcing Our Web Site Design!

    Announcing Our Web Site Design! After months and months of hard work by Mr Jim Lee, The Pulmonary Paper web site has an exciting new look with expanded features! Please visit www.pulmonarypaper.org to explore the new changes. Get Daily Pulmonary News! Our web site now has a section that brings you the latest…

Aging& Disabillty Resourse Center -September-2012

  Aging& Disability Resource Center – September-2012 Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced $12.5 million in awards to Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs) to support older Americans and people with disabilities stay independent and receive long-term services and supports. These grants, funded by the Affordable Care Act and the Older Americans…

Flu Season 2012–2013-September-2012

  2012–2013 Flu Season For those who like details, the World Health Orga- nization recommended that the Northern Hemisphere’s 2012–2013 seasonal influenza vaccine be made from the following three vaccine viruses: an A/California/7/2009 (H1N1)pdm09-like virus; an A/Victoria/361/2011 (H3N2)-like virus; a B/Wisconsin/1/2010-like virus (from the B/ Yamagata lineage of viruses). While the H1N1 virus used to…