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In a BBC television adaptation of Anne Bronte's "The Tenant of Wildfell Hall," there is ...


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November 25, 2015 11:05 AM by ADVANCE for MR of ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views

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The annual debate ...


 
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It's been a big month for COPD. In addition to November officially being COPD Awareness Month, Wednesday, November ...


 

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It's hard to believe that until only fairly recently, indoor smoking was still alive and ...


 

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These days, one of the more stark images you're treated as you drive along - particularly ...


 

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When it comes to epidemiology and pharmacology, there's nothing more gratifying ...


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September 24, 2015 2:28 PM by ADVANCE for MR of ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views

Three-quarters of U.S. adults experience occasional to frequent sleep disruptions, according to a new survey from AllerEase. (www.aller-ease.com)

Respondents to the summer survey of 1,015 adults in the U.S. cited several possible causes, including temperature-related discomfort or needing to use the bathroom and experiencing allergy symptoms. The survey also revealed roughly one-quarter of adults wake ...


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This summer has been the hottest in history around the world, experts say. However, many may not realize the potential health risks high temperatures pose, especially lung health and to older Americans in particular.

In response, Dr. Marilyn Glassberg, MD, Director, Interstitial Lung Disease Program, University of Miami Health System, Miami, Fla., offers the following five tips for staying healthy in ...


 
August 25, 2015 1:33 PM by Victoria Florentine of An RT Paradigm Shift

One of the important changes in how we render care involves patient self-management education.  It is incumbent upon all respiratory care practitioners to instruct our patients in the self-management skills they need to help them continue their recovery after they leave our facility, and to help them prevent needless rehospitalization.  This is a significant component in the demonstration of the high ...

 

Edison Nation Medical and the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) https://www.aarc.org/ have announced a worldwide search to uncover innovations for improving the process, outcomes and comfort for patients requiring intubation and mechanical ventilation. The innovation search is open now through Oct. 31. Additional ...


 

AARP released results of a survey this week as America marks the 80th anniversary of Social Security on August 14, 2015. Americans of all ages continue to have strong feelings of support for Social Security, and the survey found several key themes.

According to the national survey of adults, Social Security ...


 

In a recent edition of Parade, Arianna Huffington said the secret to her success is getting eight hours of sleep every night.  

"When I get enough sleep, I'm better at everything. I'm more creative, I'm less reactive, I'm better with my children," the 65-year-old founder of the Huffington Post told Parade.    

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July 28, 2015 9:53 AM by Jimmy Thacker of In My Opinion

Well, it was bound to happen. Respiratory therapists, often characters themselves, have to put up with all kinds of characters in the hospitals and clinics where they work. And while it seems as though nurses get all the glory and physical therapists get all the funding, respiratory therapists get to see the whole spectrum of humanity. Some of the most difficult people to put up with are our co-workers; including ...


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The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) this week announced the formation of its new Sleep Technology Council, "a group whose mission will be to support and enable innovations in consumer sleep technology."

The council will include participants from several industry players, including Beddit, Emfit, Jawbone, MetroNaps, MisFit Wearables, Responsive Surface Technology ...


 

A New York City-based doctor was recently interviewed by PBS' American Health Journal about his innovative nebulized platelet rich plasma (PRP) treatment.

In the AHJ interview, Dr. Prabhat Soni, MD, FCCP, DABSM, DABOM, ABAARM, demonstrated his stem cell nebulizer mask and its effectiveness in treating ...


 

Mesothelioma.us, a free online resource devoted to helping people with mesothelioma and their loved ones, has just posted a new study that says the symptoms of the deadly disease often slip by doctors.

As the new article on http://mesothelioma.us/ notes, mesothelioma typically takes a very long time to incubate in the body before any symptoms will appear. ...

 

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