News and Events Category: In the News

Pulmonary Fibrosis News brought you daily coverage throughout 2021 of the latest scientific findings, treatment developments, and clinical trials related to pulmonary fibrosis (PF). As a reminder of what mattered most to you during the past year, here are the top 10 most-read articles of 2021, with a brief description of what made them interesting and relevant to the PF community. We look forward to reporting more of this relevant news to patients, family members, and caregivers dealing with this disease during 2022.
Half of all Americans live with at least one chronic disease, such as heart disease, cancer, stroke, or diabetes. Chronic diseases—which are, broadly defined, health conditions that persist for 1 year or longer, that typically require ongoing medical attention, and that can interfere with the activities of daily living (CDC, 2021b)—are a major health concern in the United States and around the world. Chronic diseases are the leading cause of death and disability in the United States and are a leading driver of health care costs (CDC, 2021a).