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2009-03-20 09:17:00

'Target' Video Dramatizes Message That Pulmonary Fibrosis Can Strike Anyone, Anywhere; Urges Americans to Work With CPF to Find a Cure SAN JOSE, Calif., March 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pulmonary Fibrosis (PF) claims a life every 13 minutes in the U.S., the same number of lives each year as to breast cancer; yet most Americans have never heard of the disease until it strikes them, or someone they love. The Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis (CPF) today launched a new public service...

2009-02-19 13:26:00

Landmark Bill Would Create National Patient Registry, Increase Public Awareness of Deadly Lung Disease WASHINGTON, Feb. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis (CPF) is excited to announce a pivotal time in our national pulmonary fibrosis (PF) advocacy program -- the introduction of the Pulmonary Fibrosis Research Enhancement Act of 2009 (PFREA) in the 111th Congress. The PFREA, H.R. 1079, represents the first Congressional legislation to increase federal funding...

2009-02-04 08:55:00

CPF and ATS to Jointly Award $200,000 to Advance Understanding and Treatment of Pulmonary Fibrosis (PF) SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis (CPF) and the American Thoracic Society (ATS), the world's leading professional organization for pulmonary, critical care and sleep physicians, today announced that Melissa Hunter, Ph.D. from Ohio State University Medical Center (Columbus, OH) and Harikrishna Tanjore, Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University...

2008-12-23 13:35:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Sandler family of Bethesda, Maryland, was stunned to learn that one of their loved ones was a victim of pulmonary fibrosis (PF), a disease which has no effective treatment or cure. Lisa Sandler Spaeth, 44, died in May 2007 from complications of PF, a lung disease characterized by relentless and irreversible scarring. She left behind her devastated family which includes five physicians, all of whom are surgeons. Even these highly...

2008-12-03 09:03:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis (CPF) today announced the launch of its newly designed patient guide offered to patients and families fighting pulmonary fibrosis (PF), a devastating and ultimately fatal disorder characterized by progressive and relentless lung scarring and affecting more than 128,000 Americans. Prevalence and incidence of PF has increased more than 150 percent since 2000 and PF claims 40,000 lives each year - the same...

2008-12-04 08:30:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Music and civil rights icon Odetta succumbed December 2 as a result of multiple illnesses. One of them was pulmonary fibrosis (PF), an illness that relentlessly fills the lungs with scar tissue and suffocates its victims, and is one of the deadliest yet least well known diseases in the country. Despite being diagnosed with PF two years ago, a diagnosis that was essentially a death sentence, Odetta went on to perform extraordinary concerts...

2008-11-11 12:00:26

SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The CPF today announced that the Pulmonary Fibrosis Research Enhancement Act (PFREA) (H.R. 6567) - which would authorize $16 million in new federal funding for pulmonary fibrosis (PF) research - has now gained the support of 27 Members of the U.S. House of Representatives. PFREA is first of its kind legislation to improve research and awareness of pulmonary fibrosis, a terminal lung disease with no known cause, no FDA approved treatment...

2008-10-09 12:00:39

ROCKVILLE, Md., Oct. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Jerome Sandler and his wife, Froma, are still dealing with the sadness of losing their beautiful daughter last year to a disease of unknown origin that has no cure. Lisa died of pulmonary fibrosis (PF), which claims 40,000 lives each year. The Sandlers have turned their grief into action as they host the first Lisa Sandler Spaeth Memorial Golf Tournament on October 14th at Woodmont Country Club in Rockville to raise funds to help the...

2008-09-18 18:00:19

To: POLITICAL EDITORS Contact: Teresa Barnes of CPF, +1-303-521-4080 cell, tbarnes@coalitionforpf.org Efforts Double Co-Sponsors of Bill SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis patient advocates asked Members of Congress for help on a landmark bill that could save their lives and lives of thousands of other Americans. Some of the advocates, including former Utah Governor Olene Walker, suffer from an untreatable and terminal lung disease...

2008-09-04 18:00:06

To: POLITICAL EDITORS Contact: Teresa Barnes of the Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis, +1-303-521-4080, tbarnes@coalitionforpf.org Awareness Week is September 7-13 SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Olene Walker is no stranger to Capitol Hill. The former governor of Utah (2003- 2005), suffers from an untreatable and terminal lung disease called idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), also known as pulmonary fibrosis (PF). She will meet with Members of Congress, many of...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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