Navigation Links
Pulmonary Fibrosis Contributes to Beloved Civil Rights Writer and Folk Singer Odetta's Death
Date:12/4/2008

SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Music and civil rights icon Odetta succumbed December 2 as a result of multiple illnesses. One of them was pulmonary fibrosis (PF), an illness that relentlessly fills the lungs with scar tissue and suffocates its victims, and is one of the deadliest yet least well known diseases in the country. Despite being diagnosed with PF two years ago, a diagnosis that was essentially a death sentence, Odetta went on to perform extraordinary concerts all over the world. Her doctors were amazed at her determination to sing while battling the disease. Despite her markedly reduced lung capacity, she managed to complete entire concerts and only access her supplemental oxygen as she left the stage.

Pulmonary Fibrosis (PF) is a tissue debilitating lung disease that causes progressive scarring of the lungs, ultimately robbing a person of the ability to breathe. As many people die each year to PF as to breast cancer, yet most have never heard of it until they receive the devastating diagnosis. More than 128,000 suffer from the disease and incidence and prevalence has increased more than 150 percent in the last several years.

"We are deeply saddened at the loss of such a beloved singer and civil rights legend," said Mishka Michon, chief executive officer for the Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis (CPF). "We lose 40,000 people a year to this disease (as many as are lost to breast cancer), and each loss is painful. Odetta's death highlights for the nation, and for her fans, what those of us fighting pulmonary fibrosis already know - that there is a killer disease randomly striking thousands and we have no treatments. Marlon Brando, Gordon Jump and Robert Goulet's lives were among those cut down by pulmonary fibrosis - we don't want to see these losses continue at their current pace. We can only hope that, with increased awareness and funding for research, the future will change for others
'/>"/>

SOURCE Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. CPF Updates Patient Education Materials to Meet Growing Demand for Pulmonary Fibrosis Information
2. Pulmonary Hypertension Treated with Stem Cells : International Medical Team Announces Patient Results in Adult Stem Cell Clinical Study for Pulmonary Hypertension
3. Co-Sponsorship of Pulmonary Fibrosis Research Enhancement Act Increases to 27 Members
4. Viagra Bulk Effectively Cures Children with PAH (Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension)
5. Women at Higher Risk for Pulmonary Hypertension
6. Cialis May Help Ease Pulmonary Hypertension
7. Tomophase to Exhibit First In-vivo Cross-sectional Images of Pulmonary Stenting Using Proprietary OCT System
8. Eisai Inc. Supports Acting Surgeon Generals Call to Action to Prevent Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism
9. The U.S. Surgeon General Issues National Call-to-Action on Deep-Vein Thrombosis (DVT) and Pulmonary Embolism (PE)
10. LSUHSC study finds high-dose HBO2 therapy extends survival window after cardiopulmonary arrest
11. American Lung Association Commends U.S. House of Representatives for Passage of Pulmonary and Cardiac Rehabilitation Act
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/1/2014)... Hawley, PA (PRWEB) August 01, 2014 Hot ... in the destination spa category of the World’s Best ... kicks off a month-long celebration of National Relaxation Day (technically ... together a series of MAJOR experts to help guests celebrate ... how important it is for health and wellness to carve ...
(Date:8/1/2014)... 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Patients with the progressive, ... (COPD) have a new weapon to battle the disease, ... The agency approved a new treatment, an inhaled ... leading killer of Americans. COPD, which is often linked ... bronchitis and emphysema. Patients with COPD may ...
(Date:8/1/2014)... According to new market research report ... America, Europe, & ROW), by Vehicle Type (Passenger ... & Diesel), by After-Treatment Device (DPF, DOC, SCR, ... to 2019", defines and segments the global automotive ... countries in all the regions, and estimates their ...
(Date:8/1/2014)... Over the past five years, ... technologies that have enabled cosmetic dentists to provide ... Moreover, the burgeoning elderly population has stimulated demand ... Due to long-term use of medications, which may ... dental fillings, veneers and implants. As more elderly ...
(Date:8/1/2014)... Albany, NY (PRWEB) August 01, 2014 ... Surgical Generators Market Outlook to 2020", provides ... Surgical Generators market. The report provides value, ... units) and average prices (in US dollars) ... Electrocautery Generators, Ultrasonic Generators and Argon Plasma ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:The Lodge at Woodloch Kicks Off National Relaxation Day with a Month Long Celebration 2Health News:The Lodge at Woodloch Kicks Off National Relaxation Day with a Month Long Celebration 3Health News:The Lodge at Woodloch Kicks Off National Relaxation Day with a Month Long Celebration 4Health News:FDA Approves New Treatment for People With COPD 2Health News:Automotive Exhaust Systems Market Will Be $33,379.7 Million by 2019 – New Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Health News:Automotive Exhaust Systems Market Will Be $33,379.7 Million by 2019 – New Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Health News:Automotive Exhaust Systems Market Will Be $33,379.7 Million by 2019 – New Report by MarketsandMarkets 4Health News:Cosmetic Dentists in the US Industry Market Research Report from IBISWorld Has Been Updated 2Health News:Cosmetic Dentists in the US Industry Market Research Report from IBISWorld Has Been Updated 3Health News:United Kingdom Surgical Generators Market Size, Share, Analysis, Trends and Forecasts 2020 2Health News:United Kingdom Surgical Generators Market Size, Share, Analysis, Trends and Forecasts 2020 3
... women more likely to have infants with certain birth defects, ... Overweight and obese women are more likely to give birth ... , U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention researchers analyzed ... infants without heart defects whose mothers took part in the ...
... Education in the Round presentations available through live Webcasts ... The American Dental Association,s (ADA) interactive Education in the ... Session will reach beyond the convention center to thousands ... , The ADA and the American Dental Education ...
... WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) is Oct. ... National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is calling attention ... the Edge: Facing Mental Illness ." , Observed annually the ... to raise public awareness of serious mental illnesses such as major ...
... Study finds vaccination rates lag behind recommended levels , THURSDAY, ... stress the need to vaccinate children against seasonal flu, as ... seasonal flu is recommended for children 6 months to 18 ... Prevention,s Committee for Immunization Practices. , A report in the ...
... , Baucus health care reform bill recognizes ... , DERBY, Conn., Oct. 1 As the ... U.S. hospitals, VA Medical Centers and health care organizations ... spotlight patient-centered approaches to health care by commemorating the ...
... Nurses Association (WSNA), representing more than 16,000 registered nurses in ... MultiCare Health System for unilaterally implementing a mandatory vaccination policy. ... vaccination or to wear face masks as a condition of ... do not comply with the policy. The lawsuit seeks an ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Pre-Pregnancy Weight Linked to Babies' Heart Problems 2Health News:Dental Students, Faculty Gain Live Remote Access to ADA Annual Session Courses 2Health News:Dental Students, Faculty Gain Live Remote Access to ADA Annual Session Courses 3Health News:Mental Illness Awareness Week: What You Should Know, Including PBS Broadcasts, Oct. 4-10 2Health News:Children Need Seasonal Flu Vaccine, Experts Say 2Health News:Health Care Leaders Focus on Patient-Centered Care 2Health News:Health Care Leaders Focus on Patient-Centered Care 3Health News:Washington State Nurses Association Seeks Injunction in Federal Court to Block Mandatory Vaccination Policy by MultiCare Health System 2
(Date:8/1/2014)... 1, 2014 Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... update and reported financial results for the second ... "We have continued to see encouraging advancements in ... quarter-over-quarter increase in estimated total prescriptions and estimated ... said Jack Lief, Arena,s President and Chief Executive ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... 2014 Cipla Europe ... bekannt, vor kurzem für OneDose ReadyfusOR™ von ... chirurgischen Eingriffen eine kommerzielle Zusammenarbeit begonnen zu ... und weiterer europäischer Länder abdeckt. Cipla plant, ... gefüllte OneDose ReadyfusOR später in diesem Jahr ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... SAN DIEGO , July 31, 2014  Sorrento Therapeutics, ... death of Mr. Amar Singh , Chief Business Officer ... of apparent natural causes on July 30. "Sorrento ... dear friend and colleague. Our immediate thoughts go to Amar,s ... President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Singh ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Arena Pharmaceuticals Provides Corporate Update and Reports Second Quarter 2014 Financial Results 2Arena Pharmaceuticals Provides Corporate Update and Reports Second Quarter 2014 Financial Results 3Arena Pharmaceuticals Provides Corporate Update and Reports Second Quarter 2014 Financial Results 4Arena Pharmaceuticals Provides Corporate Update and Reports Second Quarter 2014 Financial Results 5Arena Pharmaceuticals Provides Corporate Update and Reports Second Quarter 2014 Financial Results 6Arena Pharmaceuticals Provides Corporate Update and Reports Second Quarter 2014 Financial Results 7Arena Pharmaceuticals Provides Corporate Update and Reports Second Quarter 2014 Financial Results 8Arena Pharmaceuticals Provides Corporate Update and Reports Second Quarter 2014 Financial Results 9Arena Pharmaceuticals Provides Corporate Update and Reports Second Quarter 2014 Financial Results 10Arena Pharmaceuticals Provides Corporate Update and Reports Second Quarter 2014 Financial Results 11Cipla und BioQuiddity geben EU-Geschäftspartnerschaft für OneDose-ReadyfusOR zur Schmerzbehandlung nach chirurgischen Eingriffen bekannt 2Cipla und BioQuiddity geben EU-Geschäftspartnerschaft für OneDose-ReadyfusOR zur Schmerzbehandlung nach chirurgischen Eingriffen bekannt 3Sorrento Announces the Unexpected Death of its Chief Business Officer 2
... Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research ... Insulin- Western Europe ... package contains 14 insulin market analyses from ... Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the ...
... Calif., July 31, 2011 Accuray Incorporated ... radiation oncology company, announced today that it will showcase ... TomoTherapy® Radiation Therapy Treatment System in the ... Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM)/Canadian Organization of Medical ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Insulin- Western Europe 2Accuray Symposium Puts Spotlight on Quality Assurance in Radiation Oncology at Joint AAPM/COMP Meeting 2Accuray Symposium Puts Spotlight on Quality Assurance in Radiation Oncology at Joint AAPM/COMP Meeting 3Accuray Symposium Puts Spotlight on Quality Assurance in Radiation Oncology at Joint AAPM/COMP Meeting 4
... Efficient operation in the cath lab ... the daily clinical routine as cardiologists ... care and lower costs. With AXIOM ... recording system that helps to master ...
... Siemens introduces the AXIOM Artis ... first biplane magnetic navigation system equipped ... both planes, which is uniquely capable ... of catheter-based procedures to facilitate increased ...
... AXIOM Artis dTC is a versatile solution ... cardiology department from preparation to diagnosis ... procedures. With AXIOM Artis dTC, your cath ... cardiology department that leaves you free to ...
The AXIOM Artis TC is ideal for applications above and beyond standard cardioangiography, and features:, Single plane C-Arm, ceiling-mounted, Full-size CCD camera, ...
Medicine Products: