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PH Community Steps Up to Increase Pulmonary Hypertension Awareness

2018-11-29T21:47:03+00:00November 29th, 2018|

The Pulmonary Hypertension Association’s (PHA’s) The Right Heart campaign delivered a big impact during Pulmonary Hypertension Awareness Month, thanks to the efforts of the PH community. With the help of individuals with PH, families, caregivers, volunteers and health care providers, PHA raised awareness of PH in many ways, including special events and support group

Pulmonary Hypertension Awareness Month Announced in Congress

2018-11-29T21:48:31+00:00November 29th, 2018|

U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD), submitted remarks earlier this month recognizing November as Pulmonary Hypertension Awareness Month. His full comments, included below, informed Congress about the severity of pulmonary hypertension and the importance of prompt diagnosis, effective treatment and a cure. HON. JAMIE RASKIN of Maryland in the house of representatives Friday, November 16,

Colleen Brunetti: Reflections on the Power of Telling Your Story

2018-11-29T21:50:21+00:00November 29th, 2018|

My name is Colleen Brunetti, and I am your Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) Board of Trustees chair-elect. I’m the first patient to serve in this volunteer position in many years, and the enormity of that honor does not escape me. Truly, at PHA, we stand on the shoulders of great leaders who have come

CTEPH Awareness Day Campaign Increases Overall PH Recognition

2018-11-16T23:14:53+00:00November 16th, 2018|

The Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) recognized Wednesday, Nov. 14, as CTEPH Awareness Day and responses show an eagerness to learn about chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH). Social media graphics and messages were shared widely, creating an aura of enthusiasm around the day. PHA fed the excitement by providing a myriad of ways to engage and

Common Antacids: Beneficial for Patients with Pulmonary Hypertension?

2018-11-16T23:15:42+00:00November 16th, 2018|

by Phyllis Hanlon, Contributing Writer Certain over-the-counter (OTC) medications such as Pepcid®, Tagamet® and Zantac® are used to treat ulcers and excess stomach acid. These drugs, technically known as histamine-2 (H2) receptor antagonists, suppress stomach acid, which can be caused by certain foods, caffeine, allergens, insulin and other substances. A recent analysis shows these common

Pulmonary Hypertension Community Raises Crucial Funds in 2018 to Support PHA’s Mission

2018-11-16T23:13:36+00:00November 16th, 2018|

More than 12,500 volunteers throughout the country helped organize 49 events to raise funds that support the mission of the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA). Nearly half of these events were part of PHA’s national O2 breatheTM program, our signature fundraising events. The O2 breatheTM program is supported through the generosity of our national sponsors:

Pulmonary Hypertension Awareness Month Outreach Makes a Big Impact

2018-11-09T22:51:13+00:00November 9th, 2018|

Last week the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) launched its annual awareness campaign, Pulmonary Hypertension Awareness Month, to increase knowledge of pulmonary hypertension (PH) among the general public, people at risk for PH and those who unknowingly live with it, health care providers, the media and elected officials. PHA and its members and followers are

PAH Study: Is Morbidity Related to Mortality?

2018-11-09T22:34:24+00:00November 9th, 2018|

by Phyllis Hanlon, Contributing Writer People with a serious illness such as pulmonary hypertension (PH) must form a partnership with their health care providers to effectively manage the disease in a way that enhances quality of life. Two recent clinical trials related to World Health Organization (WHO) Group 1 PH (pulmonary arterial hypertension, or

Health Insurance Marketplace Open Enrollment Through Dec. 15

2018-11-09T22:35:10+00:00November 9th, 2018|

Now is the time to renew health insurance coverage purchased through a state or federal health insurance marketplace, also known as an insurance exchange. Marketplace open enrollment has begun and continues through Dec. 15. The federal government website -  www.Healthcare.gov - has tools to sign up for new coverage, change plans or renew coverage for