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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…

live better live longer campaign 16 Sep

Pulmonary Rehabilitation Reimbursement Updates and Resources

Pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) is well established as a highly effective treatment for chronic lung disease, resulting in improved function, 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…

exercise during covid 06 May

Exercise During COVID-19: A Conversation

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to have a profound impact on our activity levels. It could be that working from home…

yoga breathing for copd 22 Apr

Tackling Breathlessness with Yoga

Most of us take breathing for granted. The process is mainly involuntary and occurs without us having to think about…

live better live longer campaign 07 Apr

Pulmonary Rehabilitation – Live Better and Live Longer

Patients suffering from COPD should know that PR not only has potential for helping them feel better and being more…

oxygen therapy for copd 25 Feb

When Should I Consider Oxygen Therapy for COPD?

Starting supplemental oxygen therapy is both an important and complex decision. Given its complexity, understanding what this entails (including why…