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PHA Live Programming Begins With Q&A on COVID-19 Vaccines

Join the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) Friday, Jan. 29 for Facebook Live discussions on COVID-19 vaccines in English and Spanish. Our new monthly PHA Live series begins at noon Friday with a Spanish-language Q&A with Fernando Torres, M.D. An English language Q&A with Victor Tapson, M.D., FCCP, FRCP, will follow at 1 p.m.

HealthWell Foundation Opens PH Assistance Fund

A new assistance fund is available to help pay pulmonary hypertension (PH) health care costs. The HealthWell Foundation’s PH fund is now open to Medicare recipients, including those with Medicare Advantage plans. Assistance grants can be used for Medicare coverage premiums and PH medication copays.

Son’s Musical Legacy Inspires Mother to Give

John Raleigh Chowning's beautiful voice and natural talent for the guitar inspired his mother to take up running after his 2011 death to pulmonary hypertension (PH). Since then, she finds purpose in running in his memory and raising money to fight PH.

PHA Welcomes New Beginnings in 2021

As we enter 2021, the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) welcomes important milestones and new beginnings. The new year marks the start of PHA’s 30th anniversary, the launch of COVID-19 vaccines in the United States and signs of an eventual return to post-pandemic life. In this remarkable time, I am delighted to join PHA as its third president and CEO.

PH Advocates Help Pass No Surprises Act

The pulmonary hypertension (PH) community’s efforts led to an advocacy victory for people with chronic health care conditions. On Dec. 28, Congress passed the No Surprises Act, which ends surprise medical billing for some out-of-network services.

New Advances Issue Focuses on High Altitude and PH

The newest issue of Advances in Pulmonary Hypertension, official journal of the Pulmonary Hypertension Association, was guest-edited by Todd Bull, M.D., and explores the effect of high altitude on pulmonary function. In his “Guest Editor’s Memo,” Dr. Bull acknowledges “the satisfaction and joy of ascending our high peaks,” but notes that high altitude affects pulmonary arteries and lung function.

PHA Announces New Live Programming and PHA News Schedule

A new monthly series of live programs about pulmonary hypertension (PH) and wellness begins this month. The first program is a Jan. 29 Facebook Live Q&A on COVID-19 vaccines. Also starting this month, PHA News will come to your inbox every other week instead of every week.

Fulfill Your New Year’s Resolution to Volunteer

Janet Mabe of Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, is among the volunteers who answer the PHA Support Line. Volunteers share their own experiences, listen and connect callers to helpful resources. “I just love it when a caller understands that it's okay to love living a good, healthy, enjoyable life and set aside the fear of death,” she says.

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