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Living With PSC

PSC Partners Seeking a Cure

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Primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) is a rare disease that affects the bile ducts inside and outside of the liver. There is no cure, and no treatments exist to slow the progression of PSC. This podcast, moderated by Niall McKay, explores the latest research and knowledge about PSC: from patient stories, to the latest research updates from PSC experts, to collaborations that are necessary to find better treatments and a cure, this podcast has it all! PSC Partners Seeking a Cure is a nonprofi ...
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I'm Aware That I'm Rare: the phaware® podcast is devoted to raising global pulmonary hypertension awareness with dynamic stories from PH patients, caregivers and medical professionals from around the world. Through this series of impactful, insightful and, most importantly, hopeful stories from members of the global pulmonary hypertension community, we hope to further the global #phaware conversation as well as to capture, engage and enable misdiagnosed and undiagnosed PH patients because ea ...
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The On-Air Advocate

Tammy Flynn: podcaster, author, speaker, patient & special needs advocate a

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The On-Air Advocate podcast provides education, advocacy and support for special needs parents, caregivers, those with disabilities and complex medical conditions.
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PSC Partners Seeking a Cure is pleased to present Living With PSC, a podcast moderated by Niall McKay. Each month, this podcast explores the latest research and knowledge about primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC), a rare liver disease. From patient stories, to the latest research updates from PSC experts, to collaborations that are necessary to fi…
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Harm Bogaard, MD, Ph.D., FAHA is a pulmonologist at the Amsterdam UMC. In this episode, he discusses the use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in monitoring pulmonary hypertension patients. Dr. Bogaard explains that MRI is a valuable tool for assessing the function and structure of the right heart, which is crucial in determining the prognosis an…
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Pulmonary hypertension patient, Dawn Clarke, a resident of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation in Southern Ontario. Despite her rare disease diagnosis, Dawn decided to focus on her mental health and explore her creative passions. She emphasizes the importance of looking after all aspects of one's well-being, including physical, mental, emot…
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New Jersey patient, Linda Wimmer, shares her experience with idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension. Linda discusses the various medications and lifestyle changes she has had to make to manage her condition. She also mentions dealing with depression and anxiety, as well as the challenges of accepting help from others. Learn more about pulmonary…
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In this episode, Drs. Patricia George and Harrison "Hap" Farber from Team PHenomenal Hope discuss takeaways and learning from PHenomenal Hope 2023. This symposium offered a combination of oral presentations, expert panel discussions, and poster sessions in an environment that encourages collaboration and a deeper exploration of patient-centered res…
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Lia Barros, a nurse practitioner at the University of Washington, discusses the role of nurse practitioners in caring for patients with pulmonary hypertension. She emphasizes the importance of nurse practitioners in meeting the unique needs of patients with pulmonary hypertension and suggests that adopting collaborative care models can improve pati…
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PSC Partners Seeking a Cure is pleased to present Living With PSC, a podcast moderated by Niall McKay. Each month, this podcast explores the latest research and knowledge about primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC), a rare liver disease. From patient stories, to the latest research updates from PSC experts, to collaborations that are necessary to fi…
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Dr. Sam Rayner is an assistant professor and pulmonary hypertension specialist at the University of Washington. In this episode, he discusses the different ways physicians can get involved in pulmonary hypertension research. He explains that he is a physician scientist, dividing his time between patient care and scientific research focused on PH. L…
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Harm Bogaard, MD, Ph.D., FAHA is a pulmonologist at the Amsterdam UMC. In this episode, he discusses the role of genetic testing in the treatment of patients with pulmonary hypertension at its role in clinical research. Learn more about pulmonary hypertension trials at www.phaware.global/clinicaltrials. Follow us on social @phaware Engage for a cur…
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Six years ago, Canadian pulmonary hypertension patient Sharon Tokonitz was rushed to the hospital with a massive bilateral unprovoked pulmonary embolism. She discusses her road to recovery from being bedridden to returning to an active life thanks to pulmonary rehab. Learn more about pulmonary hypertension trials at www.phaware.global/clinicaltrial…
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Kimberly Hudson and Saire Gonzalez are registered nurses with CVS Specialty Pharmacy who work with patients with pulmonary hypertension (PH). They provide support, education, and guidance to patients who are newly diagnosed with PH and help them navigate their drug therapies and lifestyle changes. They also highlight the role of caregivers and the …
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In this episode, Dr. Raymond Benza, a Professor of Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, discusses dual therapy in the treatment of pulmonary hypertension (PH) through the concept of risk stratification. Learn more about pulmonary hypertension trials at www.phaware.global/clinicaltrials. Follow us on social @phaware Engage for a …
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In this episode, pediatric cardiologist, Nancy Halnon, MD, discusses treatment goals for pulmonary hypertension, the various routes of administration and the importance of using combination therapy to improve survival. Learn more about pulmonary hypertension trials at www.phaware.global/clinicaltrials. Follow us on social @phaware Engage for a cure…
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In this episode, Angela Bates, MD from Stollery Children’s Hospital, discusses the importance of incorporating quality of life into the management strategies for pediatric pulmonary hypertension patients. Dr. Bates also talks about the importance of allowing patients to engage in activities they enjoy, even with limitations imposed by their conditi…
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In this episode, Vinicio de Jesus Perez, MD discusses some of the most recent clinical developments in the field of pulmonary hypertension, highlighting new and ongoing clinical trials that are of great interest to the medical community as well as caregivers and patients looking forward to novel ways of treating their condition. Learn more about pu…
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In this episode, Peter Leary, MD talks about factors that might lead to over-treatment, under-treatment, or "just-right" treatment and emphasizes that guidelines are important but there is no "one-size fits all" approach to treatment of pulmonary hypertension. Peter Leary is the director of the pulmonary vascular disease program at the University o…
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In this episode, PHA Canada Board Director, Sanjay Mehta, MD discusses the recently updated 2022 ESC/ERS Guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary hypertension, the gaps in understanding and the reasons why. Learn more about pulmonary hypertension trials at www.phaware.global/clinicaltrials. Follow us on social @phaware Engage for a c…
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In this episode, pulmonary hypertension pediatric care partner, Karina Macias, discusses her son Tito's PH journey and why she dedicated her life to becoming a certified nurse assistant. Tito was named Stanford's Race Against PH 2023 Pediatric PH Courage Award recipient. #raceagainstph @phaatstanford Learn more about pulmonary hypertension trials a…
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Mitesh Thakrar, MD is a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Calgary and the current Deputy Medical Director of the Southern Alberta Transplant Program. In this episode, Dr. Thakrar discusses titration of pulmonary arterial hypertension therapeutics. Learn more about pulmonary hypertension trials at www.phaware.global/clinicaltrials. F…
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Kristina Kudelko, MD, is the Director of Education and Stanford's Vera Moulton Wall Center. She discusses the 23rd annual #RaceAgainstPH, how it raises awareness and funds for this devastating rare disease and the importance of PH Courage Award winners. Don't miss the 23rd Annual Race Against PH at November 5 hosted by the Vera Moulton Wall Center …
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In this episode, pulmonary hypertension patient, Steve Smith discusses the importance of a good support team and how he tackled anxiety and his passion for musical theater. Learn more about pulmonary hypertension trials at www.phaware.global/clinicaltrials. Follow us on social @phaware Engage for a cure: www.phaware.global/donate #phaware Share you…
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In this episode, pulmonary hypertension patient and Stanford's Race Against PH 2023 Adult PH Courage Award recipient, Kendra Meneghetti, discusses her lifelong battle with PH, the challenge of receiving a transplant during Covid, and how her band provides a unique outlet by releasing her trauma through music. Don't miss the 23rd Annual Race Against…
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In this episode, Harrison "Hap" Farber, MD discusses PHenomenal Hope 2023. Join renowned experts as well as rising young investigators and allied healthcare providers as they share original research. This symposium offers a combination of oral presentations, expert panel discussions, and poster sessions in an environment that encourages collaborati…
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Canadian pulmonary hypertension care partner, Joan Gibson discusses her daughter Jane's path to diagnosis, decision to embrace surrogacy, and her road to recovery after two PH related strokes. Learn more about pulmonary hypertension trials at www.phaware.global/clinicaltrials. Follow us on social @phaware Engage for a cure: www.phaware.global/donat…
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Pulmonary hypertension patient, Jo-Anne Mainwood, is a Canadian school teacher who couldn’t keep up with her students, friends and family. After a long journey of misdiagnosis, Jo-Anne details why PH is not a one-size-fits-all disease. Learn more about pulmonary hypertension trials at www.phaware.global/clinicaltrials. Follow us on social @phaware …
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PSC Partners Seeking a Cure is pleased to present Living With PSC, a podcast moderated by Niall McKay. Each month, this podcast explores the latest research and knowledge about primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC), a rare liver disease. From patient stories, to the latest research updates from PSC experts, to collaborations that are necessary to fi…
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On the 14th anniversary of her son's life-saving lung transplant, Canadian pulmonary hypertension care partner, Jennifer Gendron discusses how the PH landscape has changed over the past 20 years and life post-surgery. Learn more about pulmonary hypertension trials at www.phaware.global/clinicaltrials. Follow us on social @phaware Engage for a cure:…
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Canadian pulmonary hypertension care partner, Don Downey, discusses his wife Kathy's road to diagnosis -- which was confirmed on Friday March 13, 2020 -- the day the world shut down and how they navigated her new normal during lockdown. Learn more about pulmonary hypertension trials at www.phaware.global/clinicaltrials. Follow us on social @phaware…
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15 years ago, after the birth of her 2nd child, Canadian pulmonary hypertension patient, Carol Doyle Ploughman was told she had only two years to live. Now, a decade and a half later, on her birthday, Carol discusses how she has maintains a healthy and active lifestyle and the importance of clinical trials for PH patients. Learn more about pulmonar…
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Canadian pulmonary hypertension patient, Colleen Carroll was wrongly diagnosed with severe anxiety and asthma before she ever heard the words "pulmonary hypertension." Now she faces each day with a positive attitude, a good diet, exercise regimen, and the power of her faith. Learn more about pulmonary hypertension trials at www.phaware.global/clini…
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Canadian pulmonary hypertension and scleroderma patient, Jane Macleod is a retired RN. She discusses reasons for her delayed diagnosis, the importance of pulmonary rehab, and the challenges of living a her new normal. Learn more about pulmonary hypertension trials at www.phaware.global/clinicaltrials. Follow us on social @phaware Engage for a cure:…
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PSC Partners Seeking a Cure is pleased to present Living With PSC, a podcast moderated by Niall McKay. Each month, this podcast explores the latest research and knowledge about primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC), a rare liver disease. From patient stories, to the latest research updates from PSC experts, to collaborations that are necessary to fi…
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Canadian pulmonary hypertension patient, Vanda McLean was forced into early retirement due to her diagnosis. She discusses how she navigates depression, the importance of support and how she faces an uncertain future. Learn more about pulmonary hypertension trials at www.phaware.global/clinicaltrials. Follow us on social @phaware Engage for a cure:…
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Long-term Canadian pulmonary hypertension and lupus survivor, Jas James discusses survivor's guilt and the importance of both emotional and physical support from friends, family and fellow patients. Learn more about pulmonary hypertension trials at www.phaware.global/clinicaltrials. Follow us on social @phaware Engage for a cure: www.phaware.global…
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Canadian pulmonary hypertension patient, Susan Cosenzo discusses her PH diagnosis, the struggles of being a single mom living in government housing and how she overcame alcohol addiction. Learn more about pulmonary hypertension trials at www.phaware.global/clinicaltrials. Follow us on social @phaware Engage for a cure: www.phaware.global/donate #ph…
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Canadian pulmonary hypertension patient, Kaitlyn Salonga discusses the impact PH has had on her job, her relationship and her mental wellbeing. Learn more about pulmonary hypertension trials at www.phaware.global/clinicaltrials. Follow us on social @phaware Engage for a cure: www.phaware.global/donate #phaware Share your story: info@phaware.com @ph…
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PHA Canada Patient Ambassador, Jane Sernoskie discusses her pulmonary hypertension diagnosis and becoming a mom through surrogacy. Learn more about pulmonary hypertension trials at www.phaware.global/clinicaltrials. Follow us on social @phaware Engage for a cure: www.phaware.global/donate #phaware Share your story: info@phaware.com @phacanada…
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Canadian Pediatric PH Care Partner, Kristine Ritchie, discusses her son Brendan's 10 plus year journey with pulmonary hypertension, the importance of self-care and the impact PH has on her entire family. Learn more about pulmonary hypertension trials at www.phaware.global/clinicaltrials. Follow us on social @phaware Engage for a cure: www.phaware.g…
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Eric Austin is the Director of the Vanderbilt Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension Program at Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital. He is also a member of the adult program’s Vanderbilt Pulmonary Hypertension Clinical and Research Program, with whom he leads and/or participates in various translational research s…
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Lew Romer, MD is a Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Romer discusses the importance of clinical trials in the pediatric pulmonary hypertension population and his work on the PPHNet's Kids MoD PAH Trial: Mono- vs. Duo-Therapy for Pediatric PAH patients. Learn more about pulmona…
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PHA Canada Ambassador and pulmonary arterial hypertension patient, Brin Marks, discusses her road to diagnosis, her strategies for staying positive and why she wants to be a voice for change for pediatric PH patients everywhere. Learn more about pulmonary hypertension trials at www.phaware.global/clinicaltrials. Follow us on social @phaware Engage …
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PHA Canada Board Director, Sanjay Mehta, MD, on 15 years of inspiring achievements in advocacy, research, and community support for the 2023 National PH Community Conference taking place June 9-10 in Ottawa, ON and what lies ahead for the future. PHA Canada invites you to celebrate 15 years of inspiration at this year’s National Community Conferenc…
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Pulmonary Hypertension patient and PHA Canada Board Chair, Nicole Dempsey, celebrates 15 years of inspiring achievements in advocacy, research, and community support for the 2023 National PH Community Conference taking place June 9-10 in Ottawa, ON. PHA Canada invites you to celebrate 15 years of inspiration at this year’s National Community Confer…
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PSC Partners Seeking a Cure is pleased to present Living With PSC, a podcast moderated by Niall McKay. Each month, this podcast explores the latest research and knowledge about primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC), a rare liver disease. From patient stories, to the latest research updates from PSC experts, to collaborations that are necessary to fi…
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Katharine Clapham, MD is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at University of Utah Health. @UofUHealth In this episode, Dr. Clapham discusses methamphetamine-associated pulmonary arterial hypertension. Learn more about pulmonary hypertension trials at www.phaware.global/clinicaltrials. Follow us on social @phaware Enga…
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In this episode, newly diagnosed pulmonary arterial hypertension patient, Uli Cambell, discuss her rollercoaster of emotions and how educating herself about PH has given her hope in navigating and advocating for her rare disease. Learn more about pulmonary hypertension trials at www.phaware.global/clinicaltrials. Follow us on social @phaware Engage…
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Elise Whalen is a Family Nurse Practitioner from Texas Children's Hospital’s Pulmonary Hypertension program. In this episode, she discusses the importance of mental health screening and how the PPHNet is undertaking a multi-center study addressing the impact anxiety and depression has on their pediatric PH patients. Learn more about pulmonary hyper…
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Nidhy P. Varghese, MD is a pediatric pulmonologist and the Medical Director of the pediatric pulmonary hypertension program from Texas Children's Hospital. In this episode, Dr. Varghese discusses transitioning from a pediatric PH care team to an adult medical care team. Learn more about pulmonary hypertension trials at www.phaware.global/clinicaltr…
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Roberta Keller, MD is a neonatologist, an expert in caring for critically ill newborns, and a member of the multidisciplinary pediatric pulmonary hypertension team from UCSF’s Benioff Children’s Hospital. In this episode, Dr. Keller discusses the broadening scope of children with PH and how clinical treatment has evolved. Learn more about pulmonary…
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