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ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views

Decisions Surround Flu Shot Choices
September 25, 2009 12:38 PM by Vern Enge
Decisions! Decisions! Decisions! That's the status quo in many healthcare departments today as clinicians ponder the many choices they confront on the flu vaccine front. The hard part is deciding whether to get the flu shot or not, and according to a Read More...
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Smiths Medical Issues Nationwide Voluntary Recall
September 16, 2009 3:56 PM by Colleen Mullarkey
Smiths Medical and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration notified health care professionals about a nationwide voluntary recall of Portex Uncuffed Pediatric-Sized Tracheal Tubes (sizes 2.5, 3.0 and 3.5 mm). A small number of tubes were manufactured with Read More...
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Bank Robber Makes his Getaway with Loot and his Portable Oxygen System
September 16, 2009 1:17 PM by Colleen Mullarkey
The increasing portability of long-term oxygen systems has given patients more freedom to have an active lifestyle than ever before. But somehow I doubt manufacturers designed these on-the-go systems for patients on the run from bank robbery. An elderly Read More...
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Daycare No Preventive Measure for Asthma, Allergy
September 16, 2009 9:51 AM by Vern Enge
Here's some helpful news for asthma educators and therapists who work with the nation's 5 million asthmatic pediatric patients: A study published in yesterday's edition of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine says enrollment Read More...
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Pregnant Women & Children First for H1N1 Vaccine, CDC Advisors Say
September 14, 2009 3:41 PM by test test
CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices ( ACIP ) has released recommendations for use of vaccine against novel influenza A (H1N1) or swine flu. ACIP met to develop recommendations on who should receive vaccine against H1N1 when it becomes available, Read More...
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Who Needs Flu Vaccinations This Year?
September 14, 2009 9:19 AM by Vern Enge
To get vaccinated against the flu this season or not get vaccinated; This is a huge question currently dividing the nation's medical community. Some states like New York currently require such immunizations, including the new one for H1N1 (swine flu); Read More...
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A Current Take on Health Care Legislation
September 10, 2009 5:19 PM by Vern Enge
Ah, yes. Let's look at health care for a minute, specifically the proposed health care legislative package that has Congress and much of the nation in an uproar right now. President Obama took to the nation's airwaves Wednesday night to explain his latest Read More...
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Life Expectancy in U.S. Up
September 2, 2009 4:33 PM by Vern Enge
Children born in 2007 can expect to reach age 78, according to new data released by the National Center for Health Statistics earlier this year. It is part of a trend that has been going on for years. While the increase represents an improvement over Read More...
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