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October 2008 - Posts

ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views

CHEST 2008: If the Gene Fits...
October 31, 2008 1:26 PM by Colleen Mullarkey
Some respiratory professionals out there may not have brushed on their knowledge of DNA and gene sequencing since their undergrad or med school days. If that's the case, you might to have a quick refresher because of the landmark COPDGene Study launched Read More...
Japan lets oxygen fad go to the dogs
October 31, 2008 10:14 AM by Frank Visco
He never blew our minds like Shakespeare did with the existential "To Be or Not to Be," nor did he guide us with words of wisdom like the Beatles' "Let it Be," but heavy metal rocker/philosopher-lite Alice Cooper may have offered the best assessment of Read More...
Chest 2008: Smoking Cessation: The Best and Worst of Times
October 30, 2008 5:40 PM by test test
Having a tough time getting your patients to stop smoking? You're not alone, according to a study presented Tuesday at the ACCP conference. "This is the best of times and the worst of times," study author David P. Sachs, MD, of the Palo Alto Center for Read More...
CHEST 2008: Lack of provider knowledge may affect smoker quit rates
October 28, 2008 1:21 PM by Frank Visco
Smokers looking to break the habit may receive encouragement from their physicians, but that's about all they'll get. Researchers from the North Shore-LIJ Center for Tobacco Control have indicated that health-care providers do not have the proper training Read More...
What's Your Game Plan for Respiratory Care Week?
October 21, 2008 1:10 PM by Colleen Mullarkey
It's an exciting time for sports fans in Philadelphia with its team garnering a coveted spot in the World Series for the first time since 1993. But last month the Phillies had another big win - for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. A host of Phillies players Read More...
No Smokes for S.F. Pharmacies
October 7, 2008 1:19 PM by test test
Change is in the air in San Francisco-or at least in its pharmacies. A law preventing city pharmacies from selling tobacco products took effect this month. The ban is the first of its kind in the U.S., but advocates say it follows the stance taken by Read More...


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