PFF In The Media

  • Jan 02, 2022

    Woman concludes 1,400-mile walk in Port Aransas to raise awareness of pulmonary fibrosis

    Mary Hesch started a 107-day walking journey in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, on Sept. 15 to raise awareness of pulmonary fibrosis and money for the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation. Surrounded by her family and friends, Hesch finished the five-state, 1,400-mile trek Dec. 30, 2021, on the beach in Port Aransas.

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    Source: Caller Times
  • Dec 22, 2021

    The Insidious Interstitial Lung Disease

    Interstitial lung disease (ILD) is an umbrella term for a large collection of connected lung problems that affect the interstitium, the tissue surrounding air sacs, blood vessels, and airways in the lungs.

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    Source: Giddy
  • Dec 22, 2021

    Woman walks over 1,400 miles to honor her late mother and raise awareness of pulmonary fibrosis

    Along a windy stretch of Texas highway, a woman walks with purpose. Mary Hesch is on a 1,439-mile pilgrimage from central Wisconsin to the Texas coast -- all of it on foot -- to honor her mother and raise awareness of the lung disease that took her life.

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    Source: CNN
  • Dec 08, 2021

    Air pollution has various effects in fibrotic ILD

    There is evidence to indicate that airborne pollutants are associated with preclinical ILD — in other words, interstitial lung abnormalities and possibly the incidence of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.

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    Source: Healio
  • Dec 06, 2021

    Four potential pulmonary fibrosis therapies to watch

    The drug development landscape in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is changing rapidly. “There are probably 30 or 40 different compounds in development,” said Dr. Toby Maher, a presenter at the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) Summit held last month.

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    Source: Drug Discovery & Development
  • Nov 30, 2021

    Treatment options expanding for progressive fibrosing ILD

    A speaker at the PFF Summit highlighted recent trials and therapeutic updates for progressive fibrosing interstitial lung disease. Read more to learn about the latest news about treatment options for ILD.

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    Source: Healio
  • Nov 28, 2021

    Prioritizing Self-care

    November’s National Family Caregivers Month allows us to share appreciation for those unsung heroes who make a difference for patients every day.

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    Source: Vocal
  • Nov 24, 2021

    Couple speaks out on pulmonary fibrosis experiences, caregiving

    Gary Cunningham and his wife, Marianne Sarazin, are spreading the word about pulmonary fibrosis and how to manage it. The couple recently gave presentations at the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation’s virtual summit.

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    Source: C&G News
  • Nov 11, 2021

    Sterling Heights man to speak at Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation summit

    Gary Cunningham, who suffered from idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, a common type of pulmonary fibrosis, will speak at the Summit on Nov. 13, the final day of the event. Cunningham’s only treatment option was to receive a double lung transplant, which he received in July 2019.

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    Source: Macomb Daily
  • Nov 08, 2021

    West Hartford Man Makes It His Goal to Make a Difference After Devastating Diagnosis

    Nobody wants to learn that they have a life-threatening disease, but when one West Hartford man got that news, he not only decided to fight, but also took action to help others. This week, Mal Doyle will participate in the PFF Summit 2021.

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    Source: NBC Connecticut
  • Nov 01, 2021

    Pinpoint These Symptoms for Respiratory Care Week

    National Respiratory Care Week marks an important time to raise awareness about little-known lung diseases like PF

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    Source: Vocal Media
  • Oct 29, 2021

    Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation Position Statement Recommends Addressing Palliative Care Early in Patient Journey

    The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) has issued a position statement that recommends healthcare providers address the incorporation of palliative care early in the medical journey of patients living with pulmonary fibrosis (PF).

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    Source: Nashville Medical News
  • Oct 26, 2021

    Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation Position Statement Addresses Palliative Care Early in Patient Journey

    The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) has issued a position statement that recommends healthcare providers address the incorporation of palliative care early in the medical journey of patients living with pulmonary fibrosis (PF).

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    Source: Newsbreak
  • Oct 26, 2021

    Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation Position Statement Recommends Addressing Palliative Care Early in Patient Journey

    The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) has issued a position statement that recommends healthcare providers address the incorporation of palliative care early in the medical journey of patients living with pulmonary fibrosis (PF).

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    Source: Newsbreak
  • Oct 22, 2021

    Health Literacy Month: Educating the PF Community on Health-Related Decisions

    For more than 20 years, October has been recognized as Health Literacy Month, allowing hospitals, health centers, professional associations, and other groups to work collaboratively to help patients advocate for their own health.

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    Source: Vocal
  • Oct 14, 2021

    Cross country trek of 1,400 miles brings woman to Springfield for a cause

    After a nearly 15 mile walk through Central Illinois, Mary Hesch is taking a breath of fresh air as she gears up to take on the rest of her 107 day journey across the nation.

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    Source: ABC20
  • Oct 08, 2021

    Pulmonary Fibrosis: What Baby Boomers Need to Know

    Pulmonary fibrosis (PF), or scarring in the lungs, can result in a progressive, often deadly lung disease. You’ve probably never heard of it — yet the boomer population is most at risk.

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    Source: BabyBoomers.com
  • Oct 04, 2021

    Woman walking 1,400 miles to raise awareness for pulmonary fibrosis passes through Peoria

    A Wisconsin woman is walking 1,400 miles to raise awareness for pulmonary fibrosis. Mary Hesch said she lost her mother to the lung scarring disease 25 years ago. She said she is walking to honor her mother’s legacy and raise money for pulmonary fibrosis research.

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    Source: WMBD-CIProud