Decreasing Lung Pressure Gives Hope a Year After Diagnosis
Uraiwan Campbell went to urgent care for what she thought was an infected scratch on her leg. But after several days in the hospital and many tests, she learned her swollen leg was related to pulmonary hypertension. A recent heart catheterization showed her lung pressure has declined, buoying her spirits.
Symposium to Feature Session on Mental Health and Wellness
The Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA)'s PH Professional Network (PHPN) Symposium will include a session on wellness and mental health for pulmonary hypertension (PH) providers and patients. The event is Sept. 28-30 in Arlington, Virginia. Registration opens this month.
Get Help Resolving Specialty Pharmacy Challenges
If you have prescription refill, billing or other challenges related to your specialty pharmacy, the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) can connect you to the right people.
Support Group Leader Advisory Board Names New Member
The Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) welcomes Doug Taylor to its Support Group Leader Advisory Board. Doug, who was diagnosed in 2003, has led the Midlands-Columbia group in South Carolina for 16 years. Doug is known for celebrating each day. “If we make each day a holiday and celebrate, it makes our life fuller,” Doug says.
Houston PH Community Raises $19K for PHA
Rain didn’t stop the Houston-area pulmonary hypertension (PH) community from raising more than $19,000 at its first O2breathe walk. The Jan. 28 at Buffalo Bayou Partnership Water Works-Brown Foundation celebrated participants, patients and top fundraisers.
Was AmazonSmile Your Preferred Way to Support PHA? Try this alternative
Amazon is ending its AmazonSmile donation program, which many Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) supporters took part in. If you'd like to continue supporting PHA programs through everyday purchases, consider using our new "round-up" feature for online giving.
Cincinnati PH Specialist Receives Pediatric Research Award
Paul Critser, M.D., Ph.D., has received the Pulmonary Hypertension Association Pediatric PH Research Award.
PHA Names 2022 PHA Pediatric Research Awardee
The Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) is pleased to announce Paul Crister, M.D., Ph.D., as the recipient of the 2022 Pediatric PH Research Award. The research award supports research that could have a great impact toward advancing the field of PH pediatrics.
Pump Life is Tough. But Family, Friends and Hot Sauce Help Patient Stay Positive
Chloe Merritt, 22, is still getting used to a low-sodium diet, lack of energy and the challenges of a subcutaneous pump after her September 2022 diagnosis. But the life-changing experience has brought her closer than ever to family and friends. And it led her to a new favorite food. Chloe shares her positive outlook in the Right Heart Blog.
All Nationwide PHA Support Groups Now Online
The Pulmonary Hypertension Association recently merged its telephone support groups with its nationwide support group program. All nationwide support group meetings are now conducted through Zoom. The online meetings allow people with shared experiences or interests to connect wherever they live.
PHA Journal Address Conditions Related to PH
The latest issue of Advances in Pulmonary Hypertension addresses associated diseases that can lead to pulmonary hypertension (PH). Advances is the Pulmonary Hypertension Association’s quarterly peer-reviewed clinical journal.
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