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03 Dec

How to Prevent “Truth Decay”

PERF needs your help. The world as we know it under attack. We are not talking Martians... or even about…

03 Dec

Depression: A Personal Reflection

I am a pulmonologist (lung doctor) specializing in pulmonary rehabilitation who has been asked to write a blog about depression.…

PERF appeal 12 Nov

You Can Make a Difference

PERF needs your help to support our mission to improve the lives of those who experience breathing difficulties, through the…

is herd immunity realistic 12 Nov

Is Herd Immunity Realistic in Ending a Pandemic?

A question on the minds of many as we approach the 1-year anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic is, how can…

PERF 2020 Appeal 29 Oct

PERF 2020 Annual Appeal

PERF is a small non-profit foundation entirely supported by volunteers. PERF has extremely low overhead (less than 10% over the…

PERF 2020 annual report 29 Oct

PERF 2020 Annual Report

2020 has been quite a year! We very much hope that you are weathering the pandemic well and are happy…

copd and mental health 22 Oct

COPD and Mental Health During COVID-19

The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has caused many to experience negative emotions, affecting general health and well-being. For those with chronic illnesses,…

covid-19 screener 08 Oct

Life as a COVID-19 Screener

Where do I start? When 2020 arrived, we were all looking forward to another fabulous year. In late January we…

why is getting the flu shot important 29 Sep

Why is Getting the Flu Shot Important This Fall?

The 2020-21 flu vaccines are now available. Each year, the flu season varies in duration and severity, starting anytime in…