Fibrosis File – May 2018

Fibrosis File Best of Care The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) has added 15 treatment sites to its nation- wide Care Center Network – centers with recognized expertise in diagnosing and treat- ing people with pulmonary fibrosis. These sites raise the total to 60 such centers in the United States. Care centers use a multidisci- plinary…

Calling Dr. Bauer – May 2018

Calling Dr. Bauer Dear Dr. Bauer, I have a lot of trouble sleeping at night – is this related to my COPD? Vicky M., Florida Many of us have a love­hate relation with sleep. We love it when we get that great night of refreshing sleep but become frustrated on those many nights when sleep…

Respiratory News – March 2018

Respiratory News Existing research suggests that approxi- mately 45 percent of all people with COPD report chronic pain as moderate to severe and located primarily in the chest, shoul- ders, neck and upper arms. Pain in and of itself is not a symptom, but often musculo- skeletal in nature and commonly associated with the work…

Hello spring – March 2018

Hello spring Spring Quiz: We thought we would keep the quiz light and ask you to answer these questions that contain the words March, April or May. Enjoy!  Jazz standard originally performed by Freddy Martin but made most famous by Count  Hunt novel about the American Civil War, often considered the first Young Adult novel.…

Lung Cancer News – March 2018

Lung Cancer News Even though most people don’t know it, lung cancer is the number one can- cer killer of both women and men. It is the cause of one in four cancer deaths in the United States. Every two-and-a-half minutes someone will be diagnosed with lung cancer, with an estimated 234,030 new cases this…

Tips for Spring Cleaning – March 2018

Tips for Spring Cleaning The tradition of spring cleaning may have begun long ago when people used to spend the winter living in the same building as their animals, so a spring clean was needed when the weather turned nice and when the ani- mals went outside. Different cultures clean their homes in anticipation of…

Thumbs Up! – March 2018

Thumbs Up! I recently came up with what I consider to be a brilliant idea! Some of the biggest problems that we encounter in the world of lung disease are awareness and the reluctance of people to be seen wearing their oxygen cannula. What if whenever someone sees a person wearing a cannula, they give…

Fibrosis File – March 2018

Fibrosis File Find Support. Give Support. Get Support. The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) believes participating in a sup- port group may improve your emotional well-being and have a positive impact on your health by offering you an opportuni- ty to connect with others who are facing similar experiences to obtain practical information, and to receive…