Feeling the Need for Control Since My IPF Diagnosis

It is an understatement to say that being diagnosed with a chronic illness causes everything to feel out of control for a patient and their family. The loss of control tends to happen in two phases: 1) the acute phase, which is everything that feels out of control...

Listen: Help Us Spread the Word About IPF

In honor of Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Month, I’d like to tell you, in my own voice, what it’s been like living with a terminal lung disease as a young woman. Naturally, I felt very alone, unsettled, and isolated from my peers when I was diagnosed. Sharing about my...

Anne Ballentine on the Prevalence of IPF

IPF Foundation board member Anne Ballentine never really realized how prevalent Pulmonary Fibrosis was until she looked at her own network of family, friends and neighbors. The incidence of IPF has doubled over the past decade, and we don’t know exactly why it’s...

Listen: Why PF Awareness Month Is Important To Me

In honor of Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Month, I’d like to tell you, in my own voice, what it’s been like living with a terminal lung disease as a young woman. Naturally, I felt very alone, unsettled, and isolated from my peers when I was diagnosed. Sharing about my...

Listen: Why I Chose To Write About My Experience

In honor of Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Month, I’d like to tell you, in my own voice, what it’s been like living with a terminal lung disease as a young woman. Naturally, I felt very alone, unsettled, and isolated from my peers when I was diagnosed. Sharing about my...

Listen: My Story About Living With IPF

In honor of Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Month, I’d like to tell you, in my own voice, what it’s been like living with a terminal lung disease as a young woman. Naturally, I felt very alone, unsettled, and isolated from my peers when I was diagnosed. Sharing about my...

Living with IPF – Bill Vick’s Lessons Learned

Nine years ago, Bill Vick was diagnosed with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. With no available cure and few treatment options available, Bill embarked on his journey with IPF with the idea that the more you learn, the more you’re in control. He founded PF Warriors, a...

7 Steps To Reverse Acid Reflux

Acid reflux is a big problem. 44% of Americans have heartburn at least once a month. 25 to 35% have reflux. Acid-blocking drugs or what we call PPIs like Nexium, Prevacid, Prilosec—that little purple pill—are the third most prescribed medications in the country....