Author Archives: Noah Greenspan

Coronavirus: What Every Pulmonary Patient Needs to Know!

You literally can’t miss it in the news these days — millions (if not billions) of people all over the world are talking about the increasing spread of “the new (novel) Coronavirus.” According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the earliest cases of COVID-19 began in the city of…

In honor of Kim Fredrickson, a Path to Move Forward

This week, the world lost a champion. On June 3, 2019, Kim Fredrickson, a stoic and heroic inspiration to so many people living with pulmonary fibrosis (PF), died after nearly four months in the intensive care unit at UCSF Medical Center, where she was awaiting a life-saving…

Oxygen Manifesto, Part 1: Advice from 3 Respiratory Specialists

Note: This is the first article of a three-part series written in collaboration with respiratory therapist Mark W. Mangus Sr., RRT, RPFT, FAARC, and oxygen expert Ryan Diesem.  One of the more hotly debated topics in the treatment of respiratory disease is supplemental oxygen use. Participants in the debate often…