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PH and COVID-19: Visit PHA’s Online Resources

  • COVID-19 FAQ for People with PH
  • PHA Connects: Health and Wellness Series
  • Therapy Access and Funding Assistance
  • Videos to Help You Start a Home Exercise Routine
  • Ways to Connect Virtually: Support Groups and More
  • PH Community Making Masks: Learn How!
  • Resources for HCPs
  • COVID-19 in the News

CEO Update – Annual Report Highlights Lasting Impacts

Dear PH Community, As we enter the fifth month of physical separation from our friends, family, colleagues and others, their absence reminds us of both the many things we put on hold -- celebrations, shopping, travel, school and college – and our unwavering desire to return to our pre-pandemic lives,

Remembering PHA Founder Pat Paton

With great sadness, the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) shares news of the passing of one of its founders. Patricia “Pat” Paton, 83, died Sunday, July 19 in Bonita Springs, Florida. Pat, along with her sister Judy Simpson and Teresa Knazik and Dorothy Olson, formed PHA in 1991 at

PHCCs Report Significant Shift to Telehealth During Pandemic

University of Washington researchers found a significant move toward telemedicine visits and reduced in-person clinic testing in the early days of the pandemic among PHA-accredited Pulmonary Hypertension Care Centers (PHCC). Josh Lee, M.D., and Peter Leary, M.D., discuss their findings in the July 29 edition of the Annals of

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How Are You Coping With PH? These PHA Videos Can Help

Looking for resources to help you manage anxiety? Kristen Holm, Ph.D., M.P.H, discusses how lung disease can affect the emotional well-being of you and your family in two Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) videos. “Living Well With Lung Disease Part One” addresses coping skills and social support to maintain emotional

Medicare Coverage of Telehealth Services Continues

Medicare coverage for telehealth services will continue at least through mid-October because of the continued public health emergency. Medicare also will cover more types of health care services offered via telehealth, and the telehealth services will be available no matter where recipients live. Medicare lifted restrictions on the number

Need Summer PHashion Ideas or Inspiration? Watch PHA’s Summer PHling Video

Members of the pulmonary hypertension (PH) community gathered virtually Aug. 1 for the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) Summer PHling. Hosted by PH advocate and former Broadway performer Stephen Carter-Hicks, the entertaining, heartwarming event included the PHA Conference fashion show and a recognition of many PHA volunteers who support the

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Life Transitions and Health Insurance for People with PH

Over time, people affected by pulmonary hypertension (PH) may transition from one type of health insurance to another based on eligibility. The Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) has resources to help you understand and navigate those transitions. Most young adults must leave their parent’s health insurance at 26, and older



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