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December 2008 - Posts

ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views

More Gender Injustice: Smoking Cessation Harder for Women
December 22, 2008 12:31 PM by Frank Visco
Smoking is bad news for everyone, but judging by some recent studies, it's extremely problematic for women. Researchers at the Mayo Clinic say there is no evidence to confirm if men or women have more success in smoking cessation, but that that the process Read More...
Live from AARC: 'Tis the Season to Speak Out
December 16, 2008 12:51 AM by Colleen Mullarkey
Economic troubles have many pinching their pennies and cutting down their gift lists this holiday season. But this year, there's at least one valuable gift respiratory specialists can give their profession without spending a dime: their voice. While many Read More...
Live from AARC: The Land Before Respiratory
December 14, 2008 8:30 PM by Mike Bederka
David J. Pierson, MD, FAARC, admitted his talk at the AARC meeting covered a "somewhat unusual topic," and very little from it could be applied to the bedside. But, then again, how can we not be fascinated by massive creatures that ruled the world for Read More...
Not the Time and Place? Try Telling Asthma That
December 12, 2008 2:28 PM by Frank Visco
If parents want to give their children the best chance to avoid asthma, they may need to take more caution when conceiving them. At least, that's the conclusion I've come to based on recent studies that have linked place of birth and time of birth to Read More...
Patients; Doctors Weigh in On LABA Risk
December 11, 2008 11:20 AM by test test
A panel of 30 medical and scientific Food and Drug Administration advisors plans to vote today on whether the safety risks posed by long acting beta agonists outweigh the benefits to respiratory patients. But professional and patient organizations across Read More...


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