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On Friday morning, as I was getting off a plane in Raleigh-Durham, I received a note from Carol Vreim that Dr. Al Fishman had died in Philadelphia at 92 years of age. » Read more
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PH patients Sally Maddox and Joanne Sperando-Schmidt recently held their respective long-standing events, the 7th Annual Georgia Fun Walk and 6th Annual New York Fun Walk — helping to set the tempo for November’s Awareness Month fun walks! » Read more
PHA on the Road was back this fall visiting the Baltimore/Washington, D.C., area (Sept. 25) and Dallas, Texas (Oct. 2). Thanks to all who attended for making them a great success. PHA will be back “on the road” in spring 2011!
The next recording from PHA’s 9th International PH Conference, “Palliative Care: What Is It and How Can It Help?” is now available in the PHA Classroom. Check back for more sessions coming soon! » View recording
Liver disease patients, visit PHA’s website to download educational resources for you and your medical team. Then, sign up for PH Plus, PHA’s virtual support group for patients with associated diseases. Patients | Medical Professionals | Join PH Plus
Find answers to common questions about Social Security Disability (SSD) in the new comprehensive section of our Online Insurance Guide. You can also find a starter kit for applying, information on making an appeal, and a recap of PHA’s ongoing work with the Social Security Administration. » Visit the SSD section
Do you have a great idea for advancing the PH cause, but lack the funds to implement it? PHA has a solution: the Tom Lantos Innovation in Community Service award. » Apply now
16-year-old girls shouldn’t have to worry about leaving a legacy. Rep. Brady and other co-sponsors of the Tom Lantos PH Research and Education Act understand PH. Do your senators and representatives? Invite them to PHA’s free Congressional Luncheon on Wednesday, Nov. 17. Send an invitation | Learn more and RSVP
The 7th annual Pulmonary Hypertension Symposium will take place on Friday, Nov. 19, in Cleveland, Ohio. The symposium will provide an overview of the practical issues in the diagnosis, evaluation and management of patients with PH. » Learn more
Actelion just released their invitation for young investigators to apply for the 2011 ENTELLIGENCE Young Investigators Award. The program provides funding to promising young investigators to encourage and promote quality medical care and enhance patients’ lives through research in pulmonary hypertension. » Learn more | Learn about other research opportunities
As of Sept. 23, new healthcare reform benefits began, including the exclusion of lifetime limits, the phase-out of annual limits and the extension of coverage for young adults until the age of 26. Read article | Learn more about the Affordable Care Act
As part of the effort to phase out the Medicare Part D coverage gap, starting in 2011, beneficiaries will receive a 50% discount on covered brand-name drugs needed while in the donut hole, and will begin to pay less for generic drugs. Learn more about the discount | Learn more about Medicare Part D
» PH Patient Praises Work of University of Maryland Medical Center’s Doctors
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Oct. 23, 20102nd Annual Through Tears Comes Laughter: An Afternoon of Comedy to Support PHA Cornelius, N.C.
Oct. 30, 2010Serendipity Silent Auction to Benefit PHAEasley, S.C.
Nov. 5, 20108th Annual Fundraising LuncheonSpokane, Wash.
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