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  • American Thoracic Society
    The American Thoracic Society, founded in 1905, is an independently incorporated, international, educational and scientific society which focuses on respiratory and critical care medicine.
  • Coalition for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
    The Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis (CPF) is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization, founded in 2001 to further education, patient support and research efforts for pulmonary
    fibrosis, specifically idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF).
  • National Institutes of Health
    The National Institutes of Health is the steward of medical and behavioral research for the Nation. It is an Agency under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation
    The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation is dedicated to finding a cure for and raising awareness of pulmonary fibrosis, an often fatal lung disease. The Foundation is devoted to improving the quality of life for those afflicted with this illness.
  • Healthy Lungs Pennsylvania
    Dedicated to the prevention and control of lung disease through education, training, direct services, research funding and advocacy since 1904.
  • Breathin' Easy: A Guide For Travelers with Pulmonary Disabilities
    Information on more than 2,500 locations to refill your oxygen tanks, spread across 1,600 cities and all 50 states. Dependence on oxygen does not have to keep you at home. Many resources are available to help you "hit the road." This site summarizes most of what you will need to know about traveling with oxygen.
  • Accessible Journeys
    Since 1985, Accessible Journeys has been designing accessible holidays and escorting groups on accessible vacations exclusively for slow walkers, wheelchair travelers, their families, and friends.
  • Can Be Done
    The philosophy of Can Be Done is that those less agile or with disabilities should have the same facilities available to them as those who are able-bodied, if at all possible.
  • PA State IPF Registry
    This collaborative effort of five medical centers in PA aims to increase awareness of IPF, provide compassionate care for patients and their families, and improve access to care and research.


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