• BIG CHANGES in the Wind!
  • Our Webmaster, Dr. Janos Porszasz has been working hard on bringing the Second Wind into the 21st century computer age. While you have been able to read the Second Wind on our website at http://www.perf2ndwind.org you now can be notified immediately when the most recent newsletter goes on line. E-mail can notify you of a new newsletter and provide a link to instantly access it. You have a choice of reading it on line just like any other Web page in HTML format, printing it out exactly as published by using the .pdf format, or doing both. For this, however you will need to download and install the Adobe Acrobat reader on your computer. In the notifying e-mail, you will find links to all of these, including the one to the Adobe Reader. We promise you that this is easy!
  • In order to subscribe to the electronic newsletter, just send an e-mail to subscribe@perf2ndwind.org. It is as simple as that. This will automatically enter your e-mail address in our subscriber's database. You will get a return e-mail saying that it has been received. If, for some reason, you want to stop getting the newsletter, just send a message to unsubscribe@perf2ndwind.org. We hope in the future to also make this a "hot line" which we can use to instantly inform you of important information. As with our mailing list, be assured that we never share any addresses with even the most worthy organizations.
  • We encourage everyone with a computer to give this a try. As you get used to this new form of communication we think you will enjoy getting the newsletter a week sooner than you would have by mail, as well as getting instant alerts on breaking news in the pulmonary field. It would also be helpful if you enclosed your name and address so that we can take it off of our mailing list. These steps will help us keep expenses down so that your donations can be directly applied to education and research.
  • You may also have noted that the word "expiration" has been added at the bottom of our newsletter labels. By next month, we hope to use this as a reminder of when we last heard from you. Subscribers who wish to continue receiving the Second Wind by mail need to renew their subscription on a yearly basis. While we request a donation of $20 a year to help with expenses, we will continue to send the newsletter, without cost, to those of you who benefit by it, but are unable to afford the subscription fee. As always, our wish is to help all of you in the pulmonary community!

  • Do you have a question about respiratory disease that has been bothering you? If so, feel free to write and ask us, either through our web site or by mail. We answer all of your letters.