Gail A’s Story

Female 2I was diagnosed with slight moderate COPD about 15 years ago. I felt fine, worked everyday, was able to do everything I wanted to do, so like a fool I continued to smoke. Several years later I made up my mind that it was time to stop smoking. With the help of an e-cigarette, I was able to stop smoking 4 years ago. Tada! My lung function was 68% that of a normal person my age, height, and weight. Life… See full story

Debbie T’s Story

Female 1I had Kaiser-Permanente when I lived in Vancouver, WA 7/2005-9/2010. I was having chronic sinus infections and was being prescribed Avelox all the time. Finally, an ENT surgeon decided to fix my deviated septum and correct a sinus cavity that wasn’t draining properly. I was put on a 2-week dose of Avelox commencing 3 days before surgery. This was in June. In August, I awoke one morning with excruciating pain in my right shoulder; I literally could not lift or… See full story