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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

Tell Congress to Eliminate Surprise Medical Billing

When people receive out-of-network care in an emergency, they should be billed at in-network rates. Patients should be protected from surprise bills when they receive care they reasonably expect to be covered by insurance, such as treatment at in-network medical practices. Add your voice to the Pulmonary Hypertension Association

Get to Know PHA Support Group Leader Evette Britton

This week’s Volunteer Spotlight focuses on Evette Britton, the leader of the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) Nashville Support Group. She is a member of PHA’s Support Group Leader Advisory Board, a regional networking group for support group leaders. Evette's region includes Colorado, Kansas, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, South Dakota

6 Ways the PH Community Flaunts Its Masks

In celebration of World PH Day 2020 in May, the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) asked the global pulmonary hypertension (PH) community to participate in PHA’s #FlauntYourMask campaign. The campaign urges people to wear face coverings to “save our lungs.” The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) encourages the

19 Years After Diagnosis: Keeping Fit and Staying Hopeful

“I wanted to give up, but with lots of prayers and faith, I eventually started improving.” By Lorraine Polston Lorraine Polston of Amarillo, Texas, was diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) in 2001. A registered nurse since 1992, she and her husband have three sons and

Telemedicine Is Here. Are You Ready?

Join the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) at 3 p.m. May 29 for a virtual town hall on “Preparing for a Telemedicine Appointment.” Learn what telemedicine entails, how to prepare for your appointment and how insurance covers your visit. Cardiologist John Ryan and nurse practitioner Jennalyn Mayeux will share real-world

  • Colleen Brunetti

Share Your PH Story to Help Protect PH Patients During COVID-19

Share how pulmonary hypertension (PH) has affected your life as part of the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA)’s advocacy campaign, “Together Through Advocacy.” Your story can push Congress to make decisions that will protect everyone with underlying health conditions during the COVID-19 crisis. “These are crazy times, but as rare

  • Sophia Grothoff

University Student Grapples With New PAH Diagnosis

“There is always something good in every day; we just need to look for it.” Sophia Grothoff, 22, of Bonn, Germany, was diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension (IPAH) in February 2020. Her story has been edited for style and clarity. I had trouble breathing for quite

How Cathleen Chapin Helps Find a Cure for PH

Cathleen Chapin (right) doesn’t let PH stop her from enjoying her favorite activity, watching the San Francisco 49ers, with a friend. As a pulmonary hypertension (PH) patient and support group attendee, Cathleen Chapin of Sacramento, California, knows the significance of her donation to the Pulmonary Hypertension Association

Advances in Pulmonary Hypertension: Official Journal of the Pulmonary Hypertension Association
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