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27 Aug

Face Masks 101

Wearing masks cuts epidemic numbers in half. That is why almost every government in the world endorses masks as an effective…

09 Jul

Portable Oxygen Concentrators (POCs)

Portable oxygen concentrators (POCs) offer many advantages for persons needing oxygen. Like most technology, understanding a device’s use and limitations…

07 May

Some Covid-19 Myths and the Need for Research to find Answers

Humans are hardwired to resolve uncertainty. We seek answers to life’s burning questions.

06 Feb

Sex Despite Breathing Problems

In 1977, we graduated the first patients from our outpatient pulmonary rehabilitation program, the second such outpatient program in the…

24 Jan

The Four Stages of COPD, Explained

COPD isn’t just one disease – it’s many. And if you or a loved one have COPD, you know that…

09 Jan

A New Hope for COPD?

In 2007, the National Institute of Health’s National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute funded a research study called The COPD…

06 Dec

I Had a Dream

I had a dream. I hope you’ll forgive me for borrowing the words of Dr. King but these words express…

01 Nov

Breathe Better: Support PERF’s November 2019 COPD Screening Drive

At the Pulmonary Education and Research Foundation (PERF), we are deeply committed to enabling research, education and other support for…

24 Sep

Latest Research on COPD and Exercise Tolerance

In research presented at the American Thoracic Society annual conference in Dallas in May 2019, the Pulmonary Education and Research…