Mary Chapman, features writer —

Mary graduated from Wayne State University with a degree in journalism. She began her career at United Press International, then spent a decade reporting for the Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. (now Bloomberg Industry Group). Mary has written extensively for The New York Times, and her work has appeared in publications such as Time, Newsweek, Fortune, and the Chicago Tribune. She’s won a Society of Professional Journalists award for outstanding reporting.

Articles by Mary Chapman

Aiming to educate on all things PH for global Awareness Day May 5

More than 80 organizations globally, including the U.S.-based Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA), will unite on May 5 for World Pulmonary Hypertension Day, celebrated annually to heighten awareness of pulmonary hypertension (PH), which affects an estimated 75 million people worldwide. This year’s global initiative is led by PHA Europe,…

PHA hits Houston April 6-7 to heighten pulmonary awareness

The Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) will host a free workshop and fundraiser April 6-7 in Houston to raise awareness for pulmonary hypertension (PH) and support the greater PH community. The highlight of the weekend’s activities, which are aimed at educating, empowering, and supporting patients and caregivers, will be…

Benza named director of PH for Mount Sinai Health System

Raymond Benza, MD, has been selected to be director of pulmonary hypertension (PH) for the Mount Sinai Health System, In this newly created position, Benza will seek to advance and standardize care for PH patients and further develop research in the progressive disorder that is associated with high blood…

PAH Today broadcast series returns with advice on managing disease

The PAH Initiative‘s PAH Today national broadcast series returns in September and November with presentations from a pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) specialist for adult patients and their caregivers on managing the disease. This year’s series, which offers insights and perspectives on coping with PAH, includes two programs covering…

Zymedi and NHLBI collaborate to advance ZMA001 in PAH

Zymedi is collaborating with the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) to advance the development of its first-in-class pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) treatment candidate ZMA001. The South Korea-based company and the NHLBI, part of the National Institutes of Health, have signed a clinical Cooperative Research and Development…

Experts call for referral protocols to improve PH care

Note: This story was corrected July 10, 2023, to reflect that attendees at the European Cardiac and Respiratory Societies discussed the therapy Tyvaso with regard to the 2022 pulmonary hypertension diagnosis and treatment guidelines. Pulmonary hypertension (PH) experts are calling for care protocols to expedite patient referrals to…

Interactive Calendar of Resources, More to Mark PH Awareness Month

Patients, caregivers, family members, and friends are set to mark Pulmonary Hypertension Awareness Month, observed each November to call attention to the complex, chronic, progressive disorder. Awareness and education are vital to heightening the recognition, diagnosis, understanding, and management of pulmonary hypertension (PH), a disease associated with high blood…

PAH Today Broadcast Series Returns to Help With Managing Disease

The PAH Today National Broadcast Series, created to help adults and their caregivers in the U.S. cope with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), returns with two discussions for this year. Presented by the PAH Initiative and sponsored by United Therapeutics, the series offers views on contemporary approaches to managing…

4-year-old ‘PHighter’ Earns Courage Award in Scotland

When Zac Gunn was diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension (PH) three years ago, he was in very poor shape. But he rallied, astounding his medical team with his resilience and zest for life. And recently, the 4-year-old, who is awaiting a lung transplant, went on stage to receive the Child…

PHA Honors 7 Outstanding Community Members at Conference

Seven members of the pulmonary hypertension (PH) community — ranging from an 11-year-old advocate diagnosed in infancy to a physician who has led clinical trials, to a longtime fundraiser who’s a retired teacher — have been honored for their dedication and service by the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA).

EveryLife Introduces First of Kind ‘Roadmap’ to ICD Codes

To help patient advocacy leaders and their partners better understand how global health statistics codes — known as ICD codes — are assigned, updated, and revised in the U.S. health information system, the EveryLife Foundation for Rare Diseases is presenting a first-of-its-kind resource guide. The foundation created the…


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