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Choose Your 2019 Medicare Coverage Through Dec. 7

2018-10-19T21:11:06+00:00 October 19th, 2018|

Medicare open enrollment, also called annual enrollment, has begun and continues through Dec. 7. During open enrollment, all Medicare participants have the opportunity to change Medicare plans or add or drop coverage. Outside of the open enrollment period, there are not many opportunities for current Medicare participants to change their coverage. Medicare plans may adjust which medications and

PHA Recognizes Respiratory Care Week

2018-10-19T21:08:49+00:00 October 19th, 2018|

In recognition of Respiratory Care Week Oct. 21-27, the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) interviewed a registered respiratory therapist and certified pulmonary function technician. Tonya Zeiger, R.R.T., CPFT, is the pulmonary hypertension (PH) coordinator and associate in pulmonary medicine at the Mayo Clinic’s Jacksonville, Fla. campus, a PHA-accredited Center of Comprehensive Care (CCC). In this interview,

PHA Engages Health Care Professionals at CHEST Annual Meeting

2018-10-19T21:12:00+00:00 October 19th, 2018|

The Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) recently exhibited at the American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST) Annual Meeting 2018 in San Antonio. Hundreds of health care professionals from around the globe came to learn more about current topics in pulmonary, sleep and critical care medicine. Attendees who visited the exhibit had access to PHA’s patient and

It’s No Trick: These Kids with PH Are a Treat

2018-10-19T21:07:10+00:00 October 19th, 2018|

Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is not just a disease for adults, so the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) works hard to support children with PH and their families. In 2017, PHA established a Pediatric Task Force, which surveyed 200 patients, families and providers to learn more about their needs and concerns. PHA also launched a comprehensive

Attend PHA on the Road – Milwaukee: Speaker Highlights

2018-10-19T21:10:09+00:00 October 19th, 2018|

The Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) will host PHA on the Road: PH Patients and Families Education Forum Saturday, Oct. 27, in Milwaukee. This unique education and networking forum provides people living with pulmonary hypertension (PH), their families, caregivers and friends with a unique opportunity to learn from local PH experts alongside others in the PH

Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Get Your Proclamation During Pulmonary Hypertension Awareness Month

2018-10-12T21:31:35+00:00 October 12th, 2018|

Proclamations – statements encouraging people to take note of a particular person, place or time of year – are a popular way for elected officials to recognize issues that are important to their constituents. Proclamations can be issued by officials at any level of government, including city council members, governors and members of Congress.

Raise Funds and Awareness to Support PHA’s Mission During Awareness Month This November

2018-10-12T21:30:32+00:00 October 12th, 2018|

November is Pulmonary Hypertension Awareness Month, presenting a great opportunity to raise money needed to fund the mission of the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA), and to raise awareness of PH. PHA has made it easy to get involved! Last week’s PHANews featured fundraising events taking place across the U.S. throughout November. Many may not

Using a Risk Score Calculator to Predict Survival Rates

2018-10-12T21:31:14+00:00 October 12th, 2018|

by Phyllis Hanlon, Contributing Writer The Registry to Evaluate Early and Long-term PAH Disease Management (REVEAL registry) is a study of approximately 3,500 people with World Health Organization (WHO) Group 1 pulmonary hypertension (pulmonary arterial hypertension, or PAH) in the U.S. Study participants who were followed 2006-2011 contributed important information to the pulmonary hypertension (PH)

Support a PHA Fundraising Event for Pulmonary Hypertension Awareness Month

2018-10-05T20:44:44+00:00 October 5th, 2018|

This November, many pulmonary hypertension (PH) community members around the country will gather not only to raise awareness, but also to raise funds to help support the mission of the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA). Your support at one of these inspiring events will help PHA save lives. If there is not an event near

The DIBOSA Study: The 6MWT Helps Predict PH in Patients with SSc

2018-10-05T20:46:46+00:00 October 5th, 2018|

by Phyllis Hanlon, Contributing Writer Research has found that World Health Organization (WHO) Group 1 pulmonary hypertension (PH) (pulmonary arterial hypertension, or PAH) affects 8 to 12 percent of patients who have systemic sclerosis (SSc, a form of scleroderma – a disease that causes hardening and tightening of the skin and connective tissues) and