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Pulmonary fibrosis (PF) is a life-threatening disease that remains largely unknown. Respiratory Care Week (Oct. 25–31) is the perfect time to educate the public about the disease and what’s being done to fight it — and to thank respiratory therapists (RTs) nationwide, who take the lead in helping patients cope with the disease. To start, it’s important to discuss PF by the numbers — from disease awareness to advocacy and research.

Over 200,000 Americans are living with PF in the U.S.
Tens of thousands of Americans are living with PF, a progressive, debilitating lung disease with many causes but no known cure. …

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