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SIZE MATTERS: IT'S ALL ABOUT HEIGHT, SEX AND RACE!
by Tom Egan
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Dr Egan reminds us that downsizing lungs is much easier than the near impossibility of upsizing them and that, as George Orwell has put it, "all animals are equal, but some are more equal than others."


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LIBERATING THE MIND:
DEBUNKING TRUTHS OR DESTROYING FALSEHOODS

by Vincent Valentine
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Find out why Mark Twain's writing continues to link all of us in the ISHLT to art, literature, culture and humor by grounding us in humanity.


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Vincent Valentine

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Susie Newton

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John Dark
Roger Evans
Allan Glanville
Maryl Johnson
Lori West


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Cardiology:
Emma Birks
Stavros Drakos
Junior Faculty & Trainees:
Daniel Dilling
Infectious Diseases:
Stanley I Martin
Pediatrics:
Christian Benden
Pulmonary:
Tereza Martinu


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Javier Carbone, Spain
Takeshi Nakatani, Japan
Luciano Potena, Italy
Andreas Zuckermann, Austria



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A FOCUS ON PULMONARY HYPERTENSION AND PHARMACY & PHARMACOLOGY

Many thanks to Veronica Franco (PH Council Communications Liaison) and Steven Ivulich (PHARM Council Communications Liaison) for coordinating the focus content for this issue.



  VINCENT'S LUMINESCENCE

WILL-O'-THE-WISP

When you stand back and view this issue from the outside—or the otherside—it's all about pills, their successes, their failures, their interactions, their perspectives and when all is said and done, it is as much about the body's structure as it is its function, including size—tall and small white rabbit.
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Vincent Valentine, MD
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PH-FOCUSED ARTICLES

  • ♦  CHASING ZEBRAS: PULMONARY HYPERTENSION WORLD SYMPOSIUMS
    by Veronica Franco

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    Dr Franco recapitulates the last 30 years of progress on pulmonary hypertension, emphasizing the importance of history and the impact the past World Symposia have had on our understanding of pulmonary hypertension as we chase these zebras in a manner similar to how Lewis Carroll's Alice chased white rabbits white rabbits.


  • ♦  PULMONARY HYPERTENSION AND LEFT-SIDE HEART DISEASE
    by Teresa De Marco

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    Dr De Marco sets the stage of what's to come during the 2013 Program in Montreal in pulmonary hypertension and its effect on the right side of the heart as well as the otherside otherside: the left-side of the heart. It is interesting how we forget the right side (otherside) when dealing with ischemic heart disease, and the left side (otherside) when dealing with pulmonary hypertension.


  • ♦  PULMONARY HYPERTENSION PROGNOSIS: ARE WE THERE YET?
    by Raymond Benza

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    Dr Benza addresses the prognosis of pulmonary hypertension and wonders, are we there yet?



SPECIAL INTEREST ARTICLES

  • ♦  LINKING AUTOIMMUNITY WITH ALLOIMMUNITY
    by Javier Carbone

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    Dr Carbone presents some unexpected linking lessons of autoimmunity to alloimmunity from the 8th International Congress on Autoimmunity held in Granada, Spain (9-13 May, 2012), which provided physicians, immunologists, rheumatologists, researchers, and clinicians interested in autoimmune diseases with a forum where they could present their views on the latest available diagnostic and therapeutic tools.


  • ♦  DISCOVER MONTRÉAL! Watch Video

    july linksDiscover the sights and sounds of Montréal in this two-minute video on YouTube from Tourisme Montreal (available in high quality), or visit their website at www.tourisme-montreal.org.

    Be sure to check out our Sticky Links page, featuring A Taste of Montréal!


  • ♦  BETTY
    by Nancy Addis

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    A UTMB patient graciously and poetically reflects on sibling life and love.


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JULY IN HISTORY ...

July 1st - CANADA DAY

July 4th - Independence Day in the United States.

July 10, 1871 - French author Marcel Proust (1871-1922) was born near Paris. "Happiness," he wrote in The Past Recaptured, "is beneficial for the body but it is grief that develops the powers of the mind."

July 14th - Bastille Day (French National Day), formally La Fête Nationale

July 15, 1606 - Dutch painter Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669) was born in Leiden, Holland. Best known for The Night Watch and many portraits and self portraits.

July 20, 1969 - A global audience watched on television as Apollo 11 Astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first Man on the Moon . As he stepped onto the moon's surface he proclaimed, "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind."

July 27, 1953 - The Korean War ended with the signing of an armistice by U.S. and North Korean delegates at Panmunjom, Korea. The war had lasted just over three years.