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pulmonary rehabilitation study 07 Mar

Pulmonary Rehabilitation: Live Better and Live Longer

Over 16 million people in the US have COPD,1 and up to 60% go undiagnosed.2 COPD is the third leading…

16 Feb

Can You Breathe Your Way to Better Health?

The Science and Pseudoscience of “Training Your Lungs”   by Nicholas Tiller, PhD The respiratory system has long been a…

long-haul covid 02 Dec

Jackie’s Story: Support Our Research into Long-Haul COVID

Consider donating to PERF in honor of Director Jackie Tosolini, RRT, and the support of Long-Haul COVID research. Learn more…

14 Oct

COVID-19 and ARDS Translational Research: A Call for Support

"Science is a marathon, not a sprint", said Professor Mike Tipton, the Editor in Chief of the journal Experimental Physiology.…

copd and cold weather 30 Sep

COPD and Cold Weather

People with respiratory disorders, such as COPD and asthma, often find their symptoms are worse in cold weather. In fact,…

health impacts of wildfires 29 Jul

Health Impacts of Wildfires

Wildfire season is upon us! And with drought conditions and more intense heatwaves, wildfires may become a destructive, year-round phenomenon.…

socioeconomic status and health disparities in lung function 08 Jul

Socioeconomic Status and Health Disparities in Lung Function

Despite improvements in air quality and reductions in tobacco use over the past 60 years, socioeconomic disparities in respiratory symptoms,…

copdsos copd resources 17 Jun

Power Couple Launches New Resources to Educate about COPD

COPDSOS is a new project created by Ted and Grace Anne Dorney Koppel to advocate for pulmonary rehabilitation through education…

copd genetic testing 20 May

COPD Genetic Testing: Should You Get Tested?

So you’ve been told that you have Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Is it important for you to get genetic…