Friday, March 7, 2014
View guide for coping as a newly diagnosed patient
Here are a few tips to follow to stay warm this winter:
- While indoors, you can avoid many of the effects of cold weather, but remember that the dry indoor air may irritate your lungs. Also, cold and flu season can affect you anywhere and at any time. Read our Helpful Hints on staying healthy during cold and flu season
- If you do go outside, try to limit your time and keep optional excursions to a minimum. Cold air can take your breath away; always wear a mask or a long, warm scarf to protect your face and warm the air around your mouth.
- Oxygen users should keep an extra cannula with them.
- Avoid strenuous activity such as shoveling snow. Ask neighbors to help clear your walks.
- Prevent hypothermia and chills by wearing multiple layers and a warm hat.
Additional tips and resources to stay healthy in the cold
Thursday, March 6, 2014
Check out the e-learning guides
This is your chance to speak up and be heard. It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3! Here’s how:
- “Join” PHA's Facebook event or ask to be put on PHA's National Call-In Day Pledge List on our website to let us know you’ll be calling your Members of Congress on April 2.
- Invite your friends, family and neighbors to call and advocate for the PH community.
- Check back for a sample call script and information on how to find your Members of Congress the week leading up to the National Call-In Day.
- Make the calls on April 2!
Support Dr. Hap Farber
"I didn't expect an 11-year-old to blow by mind. But, she definitely did. Meet my friend, Anna Volino," says Chloe Temtchine. Chloe is a singer/songwriter with pulmonary hypertension, and her new song "Be Brave" will be available on iTunes on March 29. Half of the proceeds will be donated to the Pulmonary Hypertension Association.
Watch this video below or on YouTube.