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PSI announces medical financial assistance for Alphas

PSI announces medical financial assistance for Alphas
Sunday, August 30, 2015
Patient Services, Inc. (PSI), a non-profit organization that supports people living with chronic conditions, has announced the program criteria that will be in place for 2016 copay and premium assistance in  Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency-related programs.  The Alpha-1 Foundation remains committed to providing the tools and information needed for the community to make responsible...
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CSL augmentation therapy Respreeza approved for Alphas in Europe

Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Respreeza, CSL Behring's augmentation therapy for Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency, has been approved for use in Europe. The approval, following a clinical trial, came Thursday from the European Medicines Agency (EMA), the European equivalent of...
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Lung transplant saves Alpha grandmother's life

Monday, August 24, 2015
Grandmother Caroline Jenkins says she will be “forever grateful” for the double lung transplant that saved her life. Jenkins, 56, said she had already planned her funeral and sorted out her will when she received a lifesaving phone...
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Parents of U.K. Alphas applaud smoking ban in cars with minors

Monday, August 24, 2015
Jemma Coad’s daughter Evie was born jaundiced, suffered a collapsed lung, and frequently had trouble breathing. She was placed on oxygen, given intravenous antibiotics and fed through a tube. Initially, her family was told to prepare for the...
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Plasma Awareness Week Announced

Wednesday, August 19, 2015
The Plasma Protein Therapeutics Association (PPTA) has announced that the third annual International Plasma Awareness Week (IPAW) will be celebrated October 11 through 17.  The event is a week-long effort to raise international awareness of...
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Teens who use e-cigarettes more likely to smoke later, study says

Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Teens who use e-cigarettes are more likely than others to later smoke conventional cigarettes and use other tobacco products, a study conducted at 10 Los Angeles high schools suggests. The study doesn’t prove that electronic cigarettes are...
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Adult Immunization Week reminds adults to get vaccinated

Wednesday, August 19, 2015
August is National Immunization Awareness Month, and this week -- August 16-22 -- has been designated Adult Immunization Week as a reminder that children are not the only ones who should be getting vaccinated.  According to the American...
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Alpha who received liver transplant at 10 turns 40

Friday, August 14, 2015
Tracy Holmes is turning 40 in Queenstown and she couldn't be happier. With each question her dimples grow deeper, her cheek bones jump higher and her mouth spreads into a wide grin as she laughs out an answer. "Bungy jumping...no...I'm not an...
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Medicare: Snapshot report on 2015 special enrollment period

Thursday, August 13, 2015
The next open enrollment period for Marketplace coverage begins on November 1, 2015 for coverage starting on January 1, 2016. Some people can sign up for health coverage outside of open enrollment, before November 1, because they qualify for a...
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Ranks of uninsured continue to shrink

Wednesday, August 12, 2015
WASHINGTON – The uninsured rate decreased by more than three percentage points in the first quarter of this year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In the first three months of 2015, the percentage of adults...
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Study: Steroids may help speed pneumonia recovery

Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Steroid treatment may hasten pneumonia patients' recovery and cut their risk of complications, a new review suggests. The findings "should lead to an important change in treatment for pneumonia," lead author Dr. Reed Siemieniuk, a physician and...
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Following double lung transplant, Alpha advocates organ donation

Tuesday, August 11, 2015
When Tam Lyions’ phone rang on the afternoon of May 25, she didn’t realize it was the call she had been waiting to receive for two years, seven months and 25 days. She didn’t even really look at the number before she picked...
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Forrest Bird, inventor of respirators and ventilators, dies at 94

Monday, August 3, 2015
Forrest Bird, famed inventor responsible for several life-altering medical and aeronautical innovations, died Sunday at the age of 94.  Bird is the creator of the first low-cost, mass-produced medical respirators, including the "Babybird"...
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