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26 Mar

Coping with Isolation During COVID-19: Resources for Those with Lung Disease

For those already living with lung diseases like asthma, COPD or emphysema, keeping ahead of the novel corona virus is…

10 Mar

How to Find Up-To-Date Information on Coronavirus Disease 2019

The outbreak of a respiratory disease caused by a new virus that was first detected in China is all over…

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…

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…

19 Dec

Annual Report and Request for Your Support

We send our best wishes for the holiday season.  We hope your year has been happy and healthy.  This is…

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…