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10 Sep

COVID-19 CDC July Updates for People with Underlying Medical Conditions

Developments with COVID-19 continue to be rapid and often unexpected. Some regions in the world that had originally been successful…

05 Aug

European Respiratory Society Honors PERF’s Dr. Richard Casaburi with its Top Award

In recognition of his outstanding contribution to the strengthening of respiratory medicine worldwide, Dr. Richard Casaburi, received the 2020 Presidential…

03 Jun

Brian L. Tiep, M.D., Our Renaissance Man, is Honored

I’m pleased to report that PERF board member, Brian Tiep M.D., has been awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the…

28 May

Alvin Grancell at 101: An Appreciation

How many of us can point to a life’s achievement, a distinct accomplishment that has really made a difference? Our…

19 May

Coronavirus Information for the COPD Community

Members of the PERF Board are carefully monitoring the outbreak of novel coronavirus causing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Some board…

14 May

The risk for COVID-19 associated pneumonia in those with underlying chronic lung disease

The COVID-19 pandemic is a truly global crisis that has touched every one of us in one way or another.…

20 Feb

Nonsmokers Are at Risk for COPD, Too

COPD in Non-Smokers While chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is oftentimes associated with adults who identify as smokers, a recent…

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…