Pulmonary Fibrosis: A Serious, Sometimes Unheard of Lung Disease

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(BPT) – Currently, when people experience shortness of breath and/or a cough, they may think of COVID-19. However, if those symptoms are chronic, it could be a warning sign of another condition: pulmonary fibrosis (PF). PF is a debilitating lung disease that remains largely unknown, yet 50,000 new cases are diagnosed annually, and more than…

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Finding Strength in Weakness: Living with Myasthenia Gravis

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(BPT) – “I tell people it feels like when you’re drunk, but without the alcohol. So that means you can’t see straight, you can’t walk straight, you can’t talk. You’re wobbly and all over the place. That’s how I feel when I am having a myasthenia gravis flare up.” Leah Gaitan-Diaz was 40 years old…

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Concerned about asthma and allergies during COVID-19?

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(BPT) – Allergy season is causing congestion, coughing, itchy eyes and other classic symptoms for people across the country. However, this year brings new concerns as COVID-19 has dramatically impacted everyone’s lives, and people with asthma and allergies have many questions. “With the coronavirus pandemic coinciding with allergy season, many people with asthma and allergies…

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Living with Huntington’s Disease: One woman’s journey

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(BPT) – When Ashley Fajardo tested positive for the Huntington’s disease gene at 18 years old, she was devastated but not surprised. Having lost her mother to the rare genetic disorder five years earlier, she knew her odds for having the gene were high. “It’s a terminal illness so of course I was sad; I…

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