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September is Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Month, Learn More About This Deadly Disease.

Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis  is a disease which involves progressive scarring of the lungs of unknown cause (hence the term idiopathic).  The median survival from the time of diagnosis is 2 to 3 years, though the course is variable and many … Continue reading

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End of Life Conversations are Becoming End of Life Confrontations

“How Dare You!” Life can change in a heartbeat. Most of us believe that our lives, our loves and all the that things that make us who we are is a gift from a higher power. One that can be … Continue reading

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A Simple Test Can Determine Prognosis in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

Sometimes it’s the simplest things that can make all the difference. Unfortunately, when it comes to informing patients with a new diagnosis of pulmonary fibrosis what to expect, things are anything but simple.  For years, pulmonologist, myself included, have dreaded … Continue reading

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