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Articles by BioNews Staff

30 Days of PH: I Carry On, Looking Fabulous With an IV Pump

Photo courtesy of Lauryn Durham Day 7 of 30 This is Lauryn Durham’s (@_misslauryn) story: In the words of Beyonce in her song “Feeling Myself,” my world both literally and figuratively stopped, but I have continued to carry on. I was diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension…

30 Days of PH: I Slowly Began to Accept My New Normal

Photo courtesy of Terra Carter Day 6 of 30 This is Terra Carter’s (@Realslimmshadey) story: My twin sister was diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension (IPAH) more than 10 years ago. I was tested and showed no signs of having it. I lived a normal life, exercising,…

30 Days of PH: Be Your Own Best Advocate

Photo courtesy of Katie Sample Day 5 of 30 This is Katie Sample’s (@katiecomansample) story: My story begins with my husband, Bruce, who was a cancer survivor. Bruce unexpectedly passed away on April 13, 2018. We had been together for nearly 10 years. We were both attorneys (I…

30 Days of PH: What It’s Like to Have PH in Australia

Photo courtesy of Terry Meehan   Day 4 of 30 This is Terry Meehan’s story: Australia has a population of around 34 million kangaroos, 30 million drop bears, 26 million humans, 1.4 million wild horses and camels, and around 250,000 crocodiles. Nah, I exaggerated the number of drop bears…

30 Days of PH: Nothing Will Stop Me From Pursuing My Dreams

Photo courtesy of Aya Hashiguchi Clark Day 3 of 30 This is Aya Hashiguchi Clark’s (@dukesbay_productions) story: Voice of the stage manager: “Places!” Lights dim on the audience. Lights up on the stage. The play begins. This was a big part of my life before I became a…

30 Days of PH: My Mom Inspired Me to Be Brave and Smile

Photo courtesy of Sally Hoffman Day 2 of 30 This is Sally Hoffman’s story: I dedicate this to my mother who has always been a great inspiration to me. When I was 6 years old, I had a third-degree burn on my right leg. I remember waking up in…

30 Days of PH: Trust Your Gut and Do Your Research

Photo courtesy of Carol Volckmann Day 1 of 30 This is Carol Volckmann’s story: Trusting your gut, which is crucial with any disease, is more than just being your own advocate. I have learned how important it is to not only trust your instincts, but to do your research.

30 Days of PH: Growing Up With PH

Day 13 of 30 Days of PH⁣ Topic: Growing Up With PH This is Tatiana’s story @lolmamio531   My life before I was diagnosed is significantly different from how I have to live my day to day life now. I was diagnosed with Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH) at…

Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Medications Studied for Drug Interactions

According to a study published by researchers at Novartis Pharma, common medications for severe pulmonary arterial hypertension interact, increasing one another’s levels when taken at the same time. However, co-administration of the medications does not appear to impact their effectiveness or increase the risk of liver problems. The study,…

Raising Pulmonary Hypertension Awareness Through Art

Funding and awards from disease advocacy groups are usually given to scientists or clinicians and earmarked for research on new therapies and treatment options. While the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) is certainly well-known for funding research into PH, the organization is also passionate about empowering…