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COMING EVENT: AUG 8, 2016

Alison Potter - Richmond Virginia

Speaker: Mike Mason

Topic: Chronic Disease and the Medicare

Mike Mason will be discussing chronic diseases as well as donut hole barriers with Medicare.

Mike Mason is a specialist in Medicare, Long Term Care, Life and Health Insurance Solutions.


CHIPPENHAM HOSPITAL - BOSHER AUDITORIUM
VALET PARKING PROVIDED AT NO CHARGE


REFRESHMENTS PROVIDED by

Heritage Oaks Retirement  

Address: 1100 German School Rd, Richmond, VA 23225

Phone: (804) 323-3800


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ALL BREATHMATTERS MEETINGS ARE FREE AND ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

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JUDY BANE

Josephine Herring Bane
January 27, 1945 - July 23, 2016

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PAST EVENT: JULY 11, 2016

Alison Potter - Richmond Virginia

Speaker: Alison Potter

Topic: Research 2016

Alison Potter lives in Glen Allen, Virginia and has worked at Pulmonary Associates as the research patient recruiter for the past seven years.

Alison Potter brings her experience of work in research on medicines used to treat Pulmonary disease, Hypertension, Migraine Headache, UTI, Diabetes, Cholesterol, Shingles, and Weight Loss.


PRESENTATION WAS AT CHIPPENHAM HOSPITAL - BOSHER AUDITORIUM


PAST EVENT: JUNE 13, 2016

Officer Tim Lamb CHesterfield Virginia Breathmatters MeetingOfficer Tim Lamb Chesterfield Virginia Breathmatters Meeting

Speaker: Officer Tim Lamb

Topic: Senior and Cyber Safety

Officer Tim Lamb spoke on the safety precautions that can be taken to inhibit or prevent identity theft. He also focused on other personal-security issues particularly important to seniors and to health-care sufferers.

Officer Lamb described strategies for safety in the personal documents and materials the typical person carries with them in public. He talked about securing your social security number from theft, and how to overcome the need for carrying a number of personal identity documents that can compromise your financial security if stolen. Home safety was also discussed.

The Officer had many humorous anecdotes from his time on the police force and described the many "cons" which are pursued by thieves in their efforts to steal. He also talked about the much more serious side in regards to personal safety and how to handle "con-artists" who have targetted an individual, whether in person, on the phone, or through the internet.

The presentation was video recorded and will be published online soon.

Officer Tim Lamb CHesterfield Virginia Breathmatters Meeting


JOHNSTON-WILLIS HOSPITAL
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Ukrop 10K Raised
$1,203.82 for Breath Matters
Smokie Crews and Schuyler Moon

Thank you to Smokie Crews and Schuyer Moon who ran in the Ukrop 10K Smokie Crews and Schuyler Moon


PAST EVENT: MAY 9, 2016

MEETING HELD AT STALKER AUDITORIUM - JOHNSTON-WILLIS HOSPITAL

Cathy Bray RRT, BSRT
Rehab Liasion @ HealthSouth   

Cathy Bray Virginia May 2016 Speaker

Topic: Update on
Lung Disease Management

This presentation was recorded and will be published here soon.

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MEDALABS - are you homebound?
Medalabs of VA can come to your home to perform bloodwork and more! Results to your doctor quickly!

See a youtube online video that discusses Medalabs in the Richmond area.

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WHY WE NEED YOU TO CONTACT YOUR CONGRESSPERSON

PF is a relentlessly progressive, ultimately fatal disease that affects the lungs, gradually robbing an individual of their ability to breathe. In the U.S. more than 200,000 people are living with PF; 48,000 individuals are diagnosed with PF annually; and as many as 40,000 die annually (1 every 13 minutes). Public awareness of the disease remains very low; there is no FDA approved treatment or cure for the most common form of PF, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF); and there is no national PF surveillance registry to collect data and which is critical to developing successful therapies.

THE GOAL

PFREA Creates a National PF Surveillance Registry A registry would improve data collection and information sharing. This should enable research to move forward more expeditiously. The bills contain a provision for the creation of an Advisory Board of governmental agencies, patients and patient advocates, clinical experts and scientists, and others with expertise in PF. The Advisory Board will be responsible for developing the Registry. The Registry will expand upon existing data and will be made available to the NIH and the Department of Veterans Affairs. It will include relevant data, such as incidence and prevalence, environmental and occupational factors, individual demographics, and other relevant information.

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Virginia Easy Access is the name of a website developed for seniors, adults with disabilities, their caregivers and the providers that support them. Virginia Easy Access is full of helpful information about services and supports that are available across the Commonwealth.

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