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Tap Into the Power of Directness: Use "I"

Tap Into the Power of Directness: Use "I"

Living with pulmonary hypertension (PH) can mean having limited energy, time, and bandwidth. You may find yourself needing to say "no" more often than you did before you developed PH. Do you have a tough time being direct with others about how you...
Posted 08/15/2019
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Sleep Problems and Pulmonary Hypertension

Sleep Problems and Pulmonary Hypertension

Sleep Problems and Pulmonary HypertensionPeople with pulmonary hypertension (PH) frequently experience problems sleeping. “I am lucky if I get four to five hours of sleep at night and have sometimes gone all night with no sleep,” a MyPHTeam member...
Posted 07/27/2019
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Cold Weather and Pulmonary Hypertension

Cold Weather and Pulmonary Hypertension

Cold Weather and Pulmonary Hypertension Cold air and freezing winds can make breathing extra difficult for people with pulmonary hypertension (PH). Members on MyPHTeam frequently discuss the challenges they face during the winter months. “I can't...
Posted 07/21/2019
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Who's the One Person You Should Always Keep Your Promise To?

Who's the One Person You Should Always Keep Your Promise To?

Keeping promises to yourself is a way to focus on self-nurture. This could mean making a commitment to "you" time on a regular basis to tend to yourself. Keep a regular date with yourself to focus on whatever helps you feel calm and centered in...
Posted 07/12/2019
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Telling White Lies

Telling White Lies

Have you ever told a white lie to be kind, to protect the feelings of others, or maybe to simply avoid stigma? You're not alone.For some living with a chronic condition, telling a white lie can be a way to save one's strength. Sometimes it's...
Posted 06/26/2019
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What Elvis Medrano's Pulmonary Hypertension Diagnosis Does for the Rest of Us

What Elvis Medrano's Pulmonary Hypertension Diagnosis Does for the Rest of Us

When Elvis Medrano, professional boxer once ranked top 10 in the world, revealed he has chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH), a wave of empathy and validation washed over the PH community. “Wow. Even him, too?”Three things happen...
Posted 06/12/2019
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Say "No" by Saying "Yes" to Something Else

Say "No" by Saying "Yes" to Something Else

Saying "no" with grace and honesty can be challenging. Sometimes our fear of ending a conversation awkwardly or letting a friend or relative down can nudge us into saying "yes" to things that are difficult for us. When managing a chronic...
Posted 06/05/2019
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Putting Yourself First

Putting Yourself First

Have you ever put someone’s else’s needs ahead of your own? We all do it - we’re human, after all. There is a name for this generous tendency. Economists refer to this situation, when one person's well-being cannot be improved without making...
Posted 05/16/2019
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Are You Afraid to Say No?

Are You Afraid to Say No?

Yes. No. I mean – maybe? Well, okay. Have you ever wanted to be able to say "no" without feeling guilty? Without feeling you're letting someone down? Many of us struggle with disappointing anyone with a 'no.' At the same time, those two letters,...
Posted 05/01/2019
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FDA Approves Ketamine-Like Drug for Severe Depression

FDA Approves Ketamine-Like Drug for Severe Depression

By Carole Tanzer Miller and E.J. Mundell, HealthDay ReportersWEDNESDAY, March 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the nasal spray medication esketamine -- a relative of the club drug and anesthetic ketamine...
Posted 03/18/2019
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