Author Archives: Wendy Henderson

Pulmonary Fibrosis Stories: Ricky Miller

  https://vimeo.com/162782590 In this photograph montage from Jason T. Beck called Celebrating Ricky Miller, we get a glimpse of the life of Ricky from Akron, Ohio, who battled idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, a chronic condition that causes scarring in the lung tissue. MORE: Why we shouldn’t stop raising awareness…

Raising Awareness of Pulmonary Fibrosis

Did you know that pulmonary fibrosis takes as many lives as breast cancer or prostate cancer? However, unlike breast and prostate cancer, there is no remission and treatment can only ease the symptoms. Around 40,000 people die each year from pulmonary fibrosis in the U.S. yet very few people…

Pulmonary Fibrosis Stories: Stephanie Packer

This video from Adam Karm titled “The Best Mom in the World” is all about the Packer family. Thirty-three-year-old Stephanie Packer was diagnosed with diffuse scleroderma in 2012 and now, as a result, suffers from pulmonary fibrosis.  MORE: How to better manage your pulmonary fibrosis…

7 of the Best Apps for Chronic Illness Management

  Managing a chronic illness can be difficult. There are many different medications to take (often at different times), appointments to remember, symptoms to keep track of, and lots of information to absorb. Thankfully, living in a digital age means that there are numerous mobile apps that can help you…

How to Stay Active With a Lung Condition

This video from the British Lung Foundation emphasizes the importance of keeping active if you have a chronic lung condition. MORE: Find out about the diagnostic tools needed for pulmonary fibrosis Pulmonary rehabilitation is recommended for most people who suffer from severe lung diseases such as pulmonary fibrosis.