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October 2009 - Posts

ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views

Demand for Health Care Workers Will Remain High Through Recession
October 28, 2009 12:07 PM by Vern Enge
Health care is expected to remain a bright spot in the current recessionary job market, according to several key indicators. This does not seem to mean, however, everything is rosy in health care overall today. Recession has done some serious damage to Read More...
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Asthmatic Children Neglecting Their Drugs
October 21, 2009 10:51 AM by Vern Enge
Respiratory therapists have their work cut out for them trying to convince their young asthma patients to take their prescribed asthma medications as ordered by the doctor. Compliance rates are dismal at less than a third of the patients overall. If ethnic Read More...
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Gene Variants Factor into Asthma Attacks
October 14, 2009 2:42 PM by Vern Enge
How often do therapists hear the phrase: "It's all in the genes"? It's used to explain everything from brainpower to muscle power and points in between. Now that same uttering might be used to apply to asthma attacks. British researchers are currently Read More...
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Heat, Humidity May Trigger Asthma
October 9, 2009 12:01 PM by Vern Enge
Therapists looking for discussion topics for young asthma patients and their parents might look at the results of a study published in the September edition of Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. Could atmospheric conditions play a part? That actually Read More...
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Finger Stick Test Checks Cholesterol Levels
October 7, 2009 10:50 AM by Vern Enge
Therapists may be able to forget the old blood-drawn cholesterol tests when looking for risks of some coronary heart diseases down the line. Probably many of you have had that test and waited days for test results. One new blood test, measuring the level Read More...
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AAFA Releases Fall Allergy Capitals
October 6, 2009 11:47 AM by Vern Enge
Cities presenting the most challenges for patients with fall allergies are aligned primarily in southern and central states regions of the United States, according to an Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America in a report issued recently. Conditions Read More...
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Some New Thoughts on ARDS Treatments
October 1, 2009 10:28 AM by Vern Enge
Results of two recent studies may provide respiratory therapists with some flexibility in treating their acute respiratory distress syndrome patients, according to Timothy A. Mullen, RRT, in an article titled "Beyond ARDS Net: A Two-Study Review Shows Read More...
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