Tuesday, September 14, 2010

HPS Network contributes to book on lung disease

Hermansky-Pudlak Syndrome is featured in a book about lung disease recently published by the American Thoracic Society. Titled, Breathing in America: Diseases, Progress and Hope, the book is being distributed to key members of the media as well as to all members of Congress. HPS is featured in chapter 18 on rare lung diseases.

Donna Appell, President of the HPS Network, served as a contributing editor on the project. She not only helped to compile the chapter on rare lung diseases, but also served as an editor for the other sections of the book.

Janet Perez’s story of diagnosis and lung transplant was featured as a case study in the book. Ashley Appell’s photo also appeared in the chapter on rare lung diseases.

To download a free copy of the book go to: http://www.thoracic.org/education/breathing-in-america.pdf. The chapter featuring HPS is chapter 18.

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