Author Archives: Mary Chapman

Yardley Pulmonary Center Brings Comprehensive Care to South Florida

The Catherine Yardley Comprehensive Pulmonary Center has officially opened in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to provide high-quality, cutting-edge care to individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and other lung conditions. The establishment of the center, part of Holy Cross Health, was made possible by a $2 million donation…

Respira’s Remote Device May Aid Timely Care for Lung Disorders

A new wearable device can remotely assess lung function in patients and, if federally approved, may help with the early diagnosis and management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, and COVID-19. The wearable device, called Sylvee, is worn on the lower part of the rib cage and monitors…

Lace Up, Don Orange to Support COPD Awareness in November

Sporting the color orange and “lacing up” for patients, supporters nationwide are participating in COPD Awareness Month, observed each November to call attention to the lung disorder that affects nearly 16 million U.S. residents, with millions more undiagnosed. World COPD Day is Nov. 17. Awareness and education are crucial…

Foundations Merge to Do More for People With Lung Diseases

Two Montreal-based foundations are joining forces to boost research and care into complex and chronic respiratory disorders, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The merging of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) Foundation and the Montreal Chest Institute (MCI) Foundation comes as the MUHC opens a $10 million…

New Canadian National Report Highlights Gaps in COPD Diagnoses, Care

A new national report from the Ontario Lung Association (OLA) highlights significant knowledge gaps about chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD that often prevent Canadians with the inflammatory disease from being properly diagnosed and treated. Called “Helping the Missing Million,” the national report was based on…

Priority Health Joins Insurers That Will Cover the Zephyr Valve for Emphysema

Priority Health will cover Pulmonx’s Zephyr Endobronchial Valve device as a non-surgical treatment option for severe emphysema, a severe form of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The insurer’s new coverage policy is specific to the device marketed by Pulmonx. With this Priority Health decision, some 30 million U.S. residents with…