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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 06/25/2019
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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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Missouri Woman Puts Health First After AFib Diagnosis

Missouri Woman Puts Health First After AFib Diagnosis

TUESDAY, Sept. 25, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Alice Hinrichs woke up feeling miserable. She was exhausted, nauseated and her left arm hurt.She thought she was sick, so she called her doctor's office for an appointment. Instead, her...
Posted 02/22/2019
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Stressed Out at Work? Your A-Fib Risk May Rise

Stressed Out at Work? Your A-Fib Risk May Rise

By Steven Reinberg, HealthDay ReporterTUESDAY, June 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If you're feeling overwhelmed at work, you'll want to read on.Job-related stress may raise your risk of developing a heart rhythm disorder called atrial fibrillation,...
Posted 12/20/2018
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Doctor Burnout Likely to Impair Care

Doctor Burnout Likely to Impair Care

By Dennis Thompson, HealthDay ReporterWEDNESDAY, Sept. 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- You're much more likely to receive poor or unprofessional health care if your doctor suffers from burnout, a new analysis contends.Physicians who feel burned out...
Posted 12/07/2018
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What are you thankful for?

What are you thankful for?

As the year comes to a close, many of us at myPHteam are reflecting on the year and what we're thankful for. Living with pulmonary hypertension isn't easy, but taking a moment to share gratitude with the community can help boost spirits. To share...
Posted 11/20/2018
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