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Welcome to PHancy Free, a New PH Column

Hello, everyone! My name is Rebecca Lidenberg. I’m a 30-year-old wife, mother to one fur baby, and the newest addition to Pulmonary Hypertension News. I was diagnosed with Idiopathic pulmonary hypertension in June 2015. Before my diagnosis, I never had heard of it, and have spent the past…

Thanks and Goodbye, for Now

As you may have gathered from the title, this column will probably be my last one — although never say never. I’ve really enjoyed my time with Pulmonary Hypertension News, and am sad to leave such a wonderful team. This opportunity helped me discover how much I enjoy…

Tips for Preparing for the Holidays, Part Two

In continuation from last week’s column, here are my remaining tips to help prepare for the holidays while living with pulmonary hypertension. 4. Watch what you eat The holidays make it difficult to stick to the meal plan you find best for your health and lifestyle. Dietary…

Six Tips for Getting a Better Night’s Sleep

  Sleep is one of our body’s most vital functions. Living with pulmonary hypertension makes sleep that much more important, and sometimes more difficult. I always have struggled with insomnia, and it only became worse after being diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension. I’ve had many nights tossing, turning and…

20 Inspirational Quotes to Help Fuel You

Have you ever heard any quotes that helped shift your perspective for the rest of the day? Those type of quotes can help fuel our soul and spirit to get through the most challenging of days. Living with pulmonary hypertension can often feel like a roller coaster, full…

Seven Life Hacks for Living with Pulmonary Hypertension

Living with pulmonary hypertension can require some adjustments in your routines. Once I was diagnosed, it became clear that my daily routine would have to be adjusted. Suddenly little things I never thought twice about became a challenge, and even an obstacle sometimes. But there are shortcuts, or…

Pulmonary Hypertension Awareness Month

Did you know that November is Pulmonary Hypertension Awareness Month? Throughout November, PH Associations, patients, friends, family members and doctors will try to spread the word about pulmonary hypertension. Pulmonary Hypertension Awareness Month is celebrated with the intention of raising  funds and awareness about this disease. Advocacy efforts aim to educate more people…