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Lung Institute Supports Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Day with Unique Plea to the Public

Tampa, Florida (PRWEB) September 06, 2013

In honor of Global Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Day, Tampa-based stem cell provider Lung Institute is asking the general public to participate in an event called A Breathless Moment.

When: Saturday, September 7th at 1 p.m.
Why: The time of 1 p.m. was chosen to represent living with the capacity of only one lung, and the exercise of holding one’s breath as long as possible is to show non-sufferers what it feels like to live with this disorder every minute of every day.

What you may not know about pulmonary fibrosis:

  •     The disease affects approximately 200,000 people in the US.
  •     An estimated 40,000 new cases are diagnosed each year, with no known cause.
  •     PF can strike anyone, but the disease tends to affect men more than women and usually occurs between the ages of 50 and 70.
  •     PF is four times more common than cystic fibrosis, yet it remains virtually unknown to the public, many policymakers, and many primary care physicians.

“Pulmonary fibrosis is a debilitating disease that leaves sufferers with limited options,” said Lynne Flaherty, Director of Operations at Lung Institute. “At the Lung Institute, we’re not only providing innovative treatments for pulmonary fibrosis in Tampa that aid in the restoration of damaged lung tissues, we’re also striving to raise awareness about all the different types of lung diseases and available stem cell treatments for lung disease.”

About Lung Institute
At Lung Institute (LI), we are changing the lives of hundreds of people across the nation through the innovative technology of regenerative medicine. We are committed to providing patients a more effective way to address pulmonary conditions and improve quality of life. Our physicians, through their designated practices, have gained worldwide recognition for the successful application of revolutionary minimally invasive stem cell therapies. With over a century of combined medical experience, our doctors have established a patient experience designed with the highest concern for patient safety and quality of care. Visit our website at or call us today at 1-855-469-5864 for more information.

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