PULMONARY HYPERTENSION ASSOCIATION NEWS

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  • 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

Try a Healthful Holiday Recipe

As Pulmonary Hypertension Awareness Month continues, help us raise awareness by downloading and sharing today’s PH Awareness Month Calendar activity. Try a new recipe or share your favorite tips to help you eat healthfully during the holidays. A low-sodium diet can help people prevent fluid retention or edema.

Hundreds Gather at California Walks to Raise Awareness

Health care professionals, patients, families, caregivers and industry supporters celebrated the start of Pulmonary Hypertension Awareness Month Nov. 5 at California O2breathe walks in Fresno and Monrovia. More than 225 attendees participated in the Central California O2breathe Walk at the UCSF-Fresno Community Regional Medical Center. The ninth annual Monrovia O2breathe PHun Walk attracted more than 200 attendees.

How a New Jersey Support Group Leader Honors Her Late Son

Bonnie Patricelli memorializes her son Ryan Juntti through her volunteer work for the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA). She and Ryan revived PHA’s South Jersey Support Group in 2008, and she continues to co-lead the group since Ryan’s 2015 death. Bonnie’s story appears in the fall issue of Pathlight, PHA’s quarterly member magazine.

Join the Liu Family in Supporting PHA

The Liu family was vacationing in the Netherlands in 2012 when their 2-year-old daughter, Esther, had a heart attack. Two days later, she was diagnosed with pulmonary arterial hypertension, with an unknown cause. Since then, she has received a double lung transplant and travels all over the world with her mother Michelle, a physician and Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) board member, to share their PH journey. Dr. Liu, shares that story as part of PHA’s fall fundraising campaign.

It’s Pulmonary Awareness Month. Help spread the word about PH!

Join the Pulmonary Hypertension Association in November by promoting Pulmonary Hypertension awareness. Visit our PH Awareness Month calendar and toolkit to download shareable resources. This year’s theme is “PHacing the Future Day by Day.” Help us spread the word by sharing our social media posts and resources.

Raise Awareness for Pediatric PH

October is Children’s Health Awareness Month, so we’re promoting awareness of pediatric pulmonary hypertension (PH), which affects children under 18. Parents and children with PH often need to learn special considerations for attending school, transitioning to adult PH care and more.

Right Heart Fight Raises $39K in Oklahoma City

The Oklahoma City pulmonary hypertension (PH) community raised more than $39,000 for the Pulmonary Hypertension Association at the sixth annual Right Heart Fight. The Oct. 22 event attracted people with PH, families, friends and health care professionals. The event featured lunch, dessert, yard games, a silent auction and a remembrance walk.

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PH Professionals: Submit Your Proposals for 2023 PHPN Symposium

The Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) is accepting abstract and speaker proposals for the 2023 PH Professional Network (PHPN) Symposium. The event is set for Sept. 28 to 30, 2023, in Arlington, Virginia. Proposals are due Jan. 16, 2023.

6 Sources of Financial Assistance for PH Therapy

Do the high costs of treatment prevent you from receiving treatment you need? The best solution for you depends on the kind of insurance you have, the type of medication you take and availability of financial assistance resources.

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VA - Richmond, Central VA (In Person)
Saturday, December 3, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM EST
CA - Sacramento (In Person)
Saturday, December 3, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM PST
IL - Chicago South Side (Virtual)
Saturday, December 3, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CST
NY - Lower Westchester County (In Person)
Saturday, December 3, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST
IN - Kentuckiana PH Warriors
Sunday, December 4, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST
OH - Columbus OH (In Person)
Sunday, December 4, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM EST
CA - Greater Los Angeles (In Person
Sunday, December 4, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM PST
NY - Mount Sinai (Virtual
Monday, December 5, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM EST

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