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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…

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…

22 Jun

Stay Active to Strengthen Your Immune System During COVID-19

Even before COVID-19, lower respiratory tract infection (pneumonia) was the most common cause of death by a communicable disease, accounting…

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…

23 Apr

Staying Active During Safer-at-Home

In these generation-defining days, we all find ourselves at home, inactive, in front of the computer or TV, tentative to…

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…

14 Aug

4,400 Steps Daily Tied to Lower Mortality Among Older Women

  This headline quickly became viral.  Unlike some less conclusive research, this was published in JAMA, one of the worlds’…

28 May

Thanks to Alvin – a 100th Birthday Tribute

By Mary Burns, RN, BS Asst. Clinical Professor, School of Nursing, UCLA (ret) Executive Vice President, PERF Alvin Grancell has…