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Seven-Year-Old Advocates for Organ Donation
The only sign that Cayde Brannaman was ever sick is a scar on her chest. Before she turned six, she'd already had heart procedures and 18 months ago, she had a double lung transplant.
Sat Sep 13, 2014
Rare lung disease claims life of 2-year-old
On August 27th, 2-year-old Isabel Haifley died in Houston where she was waiting for a lung transplant. Parents Damon and Kendra say she'd been fighting a rare undiagnosed interstitial lung disease for the past several months.
Fri Sep 12, 2014
Burnie Ten suits Masters brothers to a T
REATHING EASY: Organ recipient Kerry Masters and brother Ray prepare to walk in the Burnie Ten, where they will wear their Donate life T-shirts. Picture: Grant Wells.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
The documentary will air on the Discovery Channel on IPF is a rare, progressive and fatal lung disease that causes permanent scarring of the lungs, difficulty breathing and decreases the amount of oxygen the lungs can supply to the body. IPF affects as many as 132,000 Americans, and the majority of patients only live three to five years following diagnosis.
Studies from Columbia University Add New Findings in the Area of Lung ...
Polymorphisms of surfactant protein D , an important molecule within lung innate immunity, have been associated with various lung diseases." Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from , "We investigated the association between donor lung SP-D polymorphisms and posttransplant CLAD and survival in 191 lung transplant recipients consecutively transplanted.
Wings Flights of Hope
Imagine needing urgent medical care, but having no way to access it. That's where Wings Flights of Hope comes in.
CMU researcher awarded $2.4M NIH grant to develop longer-lasting artificial lung
Carnegie Mellon University professor Keith Cook has received a $2.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to support the research and development of artificial lungs that patients may use long-term at home while waiting for a lung transplant.
The Daily Record
Independence Referendum - Your Guide: Claims and counter-claims...
THE Yes camp say only independence can protect our health service from Westminster-imposed cuts. The No side say an independent Scotland wouldn't have enough money to pay for the NHS.
I have to carry on living... but it's hard to make plans
For two years and four months, Stacie Pridden has been waiting... and waiting... for the heart and lung transplant which will change her life. EMMA DUNN reports SMILING, laughing and chatting together, Stacie and Megan Pridden look like any other twin sisters.
Salon hosts benefit for transplant recipient09/10/14 An East County...
Salon hosts benefit for transplant recipient An East County salon is trimming up to support a local 32-year-old battling cystic fibrosis. Blue Door Spa and Salon, located at 5234 State Road 64 E., Bradenton, will host a fundraiser 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept.
Tue Sep 09, 2014
The Boomer Esiason Foundation Announces its Newest Team Boomer Athletic Event Series: Bike to Breathe
The Team Boomer event series encourages people with CF and their families to stay active and exercise in order to stay healthy. Cahill is a 58-year-old CF patient and double lung transplant survivor who is living proof that an active, healthy lifestyle positively affects his quality of life.
Meet Jennifer, A Woman With Cystic Fibrosis Who Could Die If An Anti-Obamacare Lawsuit Succeeds
When I speak to Jennifer Causor for the first time, she rings with enthusiasm as she describes her new exercise program. It's a "boot camp" themed program, "which is something I never thought I'd be able to do," Jenn tells me over the phone.
This Is Staffordshire
TO an outsider, Sarah Davis looks perfectly healthy, but for the 27-year-old who has lived with Cystic Fibrosis for as long as she can remember, every day is a struggle. Although the NHS administrator manages to work full time, drive a car and enjoys a healthy social life, each day comes with its own hurdles.
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Sickly Son Still in the Game Despite Hand Nobody Wants
Part II: On Monday, Angelica Valentine of Encinitas and her son, Bill Bostick, who was born with an extreme heart defect, told how Bill lived for four decades knowing that each day could be his last. Finally, he underwent a rare heart-lung transplant operation that gave his life a future, and gave hope more than a gasp.
Mon Sep 08, 2014
New targets for treating pulmonary hypertension found
Two new potential therapeutic targets for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension, a deadly disease marked by high blood pressure in the lungs, have been identified by researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Their findings are reported in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine .
Hoping for breathing room; Corner Brook woman with rare lung disease lobbying for drug funding
Lori-Lee Samson would like to say she can breathe a little easier this week, but that's not quite the case. The Corner Brook woman has a rare, progressive and ultimately fatal lung disease.
Sun Sep 07, 2014
Dancing at Powwow a moment of triumph for lung transplant recipient
As drummers played the Grand Entry song at the Powwow, Frank Pearo stepped into the dance circle, his red regalia and feather bustle blending into the colorful outfits of the other dancers. It was a moment of triumph for Pearo, a lung transplant recipient.
Market Report, "Netcare Limited (NTC) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review", published
The center provides patient care and medical facilities. It provides treatment facilities in the fields of breast care, oncology, orthopedics, renal care, transplants and weight management.
Sat Sep 06, 2014
Basilea's partner Astellas receives notification from U.S. FDA of...
Basilea Pharmaceutica Ltd. reports today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has accepted for filing the New Drug Application for isavuconazole submitted by Basilea's license partner Astellas Pharma Inc. The NDA seeks approval of isavuconazole for the treatment of invasive aspergillosis and invasive mucormycosis in adults. In accordance with the FDA Prescription Drug User Fee Act , the FDA designated the date of March 8, 2015 for the completion of the review.
Wed Sep 03, 2014
Oli returning home today
CPN UML chair KP Sharma Oli is returning home on Thursday afternoon after completing regular health check-up in India. According to family source, Oli has to go for health check in every six months since his renal transplantation five years ago.