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November 2008 - Posts

ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views

Asthma Patients and Puppy Love
November 28, 2008 11:43 AM by Frank Visco
In recent weeks, hypoallergenic dogs have gotten quite a bit of attention due to comments made by President-elect Barack Obama. Apparently, Obama promised his daughters they could get a dog when they moved into the White House, but since daughter Malia Read More...
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Can Pearl Become the New Pink?
November 24, 2008 2:20 PM by Frank Visco
Over the last few years, breast cancer awareness has become tremendously popular. Pink ribbons are everywhere, and the disease itself garners quite a bit of money. Although lung cancer is the number one cancer killer for both men and women, it doesn't Read More...
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If You Can't Handle the Nanoparticles, Get Out of the Kitchen
November 21, 2008 10:14 AM by Colleen Mullarkey
Not looking forward to a long day of cooking this Turkey Day? Here's one more reason why you should get out of the kitchen. New research suggests that kitchen appliances may harm respiratory and cardiovascular health. Researchers at the National Institute Read More...
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What's your Monday Resolution?
November 19, 2008 4:45 PM by test test
"I will exercise every day" ... "I will commit an act of kindness every week." ... "I will quit smoking." When the clock strikes midnight on the last day of the year, people make resolutions for a better life. But how many people keep them? Only about Read More...
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Everybody's Free (to get allergies)
November 19, 2008 12:48 PM by Frank Visco
About a decade ago, Mary Schmich, a columnist for the Chicago Tribune, wrote a column titled "Wear Sunscreen." Containing all the things she would say if asked to give a commencement speech, the piece spawned a word-for-word song adaptation called "Everybody's Read More...
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ACAAI 2008: Embracing the Challenges of Change
November 8, 2008 12:53 PM by Colleen Mullarkey
In keeping with the College's theme for this year's meeting, "Embracing the Challenges of Change," ACAAI President-Elect Rich Gower, MD, welcomed attendees at this morning's opening ceremony and encouraged them to broaden their horizons in allergy, asthma, Read More...
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ACAAI 2008: The Sunny Side of Genomics in Asthma
November 7, 2008 6:17 PM by Colleen Mullarkey
Seattle's rain clouds and overcast skies didn't stop presenters from offering a sunny outlook for genomics and personalized medicine in asthma at this morning's breakfast symposium, "Asthma at the Cutting Edge." Stephen Peters, MD, PhD, kicked off the Read More...
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