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Guest blog post by Colleen BrunettiToday I am thrilled to bring to the PH community a new initiative that, for me, has been several years in the making. But first, here’s how we got to today… I have been diagnosed with PH for five years, and like many of you, quickly had to learn to navigate a very complex healthcare system, including the delivery and management of medications that can only be procured through a specialty pharmacy. » Read more
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Leaders in pulmonary hypertension research produced one of the top research findings in 2012 at The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). » Read more and take action!
Friday, Feb. 22, 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT At PHA, each year brings new developments and this past year was no exception: we continued our progress in the fight against PH through research, education, advocacy and awareness. In this webinar, PHA’s President, Rino Aldrighetti, will discuss the current state of PHA and the growth of the PH community. » Register now
Monday, Feb. 25, 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT Coping with a new pulmonary hypertension diagnosis may be challenging, but there are things you can do to help you feel your best. In this webinar, Janet Pinson, NP, will discuss tips for communicating effectively with your family and friends about your PH and ways to maintain good emotional health. » Register now
The Minnesota Arm Wrestling League for Ladies tested their might in an arm wrestling brawl that raised funds for PHA. Competitors like "Honey Voodoo" and "Helga Hammerfist" battled it out to see whose biceps were tops before a lively crowd of more than 150 people. » Read more
New courses on respiratory therapy are now available on PHA Online University. Healthcare professionals can earn up to 6.0 hours of Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE). Courses include:
View these offerings and more at: www.PHAOnlineUniv.org
Feb. 28 is Rare Disease Day. Spreading the word about the importance of rare disease research and treatment is a great way to raise awareness about PH while doing our part for a larger cause. The "Raise Your Hand" Campaign on the Rare Disease Day website includes an opportunity to raise money for rare disease research with just one click. » Raise your hand for rare disease research
Research and Treatment News» Childhood Cancer Survivors Who Received Chest Irradiation at Risk for Pulmonary Hypertension in Middle Age
Updates from PHers Around the World» Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Treats Children with Pulmonary Hypertension
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ParentsFeb. 21, 20138:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. PT
PatientsFeb. 28, 20138 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT
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