Diagnosed with Sarcoidosis? Four Types to Watch

If you have sarcoidosis, getting evaluated and starting treatment as soon as possible can lessen the likelihood this inflammatory disease will cause permanent damage. Pulmonologist Daniel A. Culver, DO, explains what you need to know.

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4 Questions You May Have About Scleroderma

Scleroderma is a rare disease of the autoimmune system that many people haven’t heard of. Yet recognizing the symptoms can help you get treatment faster – and provide the best chance for a successful outcome. The disease is characterized by hard skin — “sclero” means “thickening” and “derma” means “skin.” It is a disease in which dense, thick fibrous … Read More

Step Forward in Treating Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

A new drug for treating Group 1 pulmonary hypertension (also called pulmonary arterial hypertension) is being hailed as an improvement over earlier medications because it has been found to cause side effects in fewer patients, and it only needs to be taken once a day. Swiss pharmaceutical company Actelion recently received FDA approval for the … Read More