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November 2009 - Posts

ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views

How Do You Distinguish Flu from Colds, Pneumonia?
November 25, 2009 9:25 AM by Vern Enge
You're ailing. You have respiratory symptoms of all sorts from a runny nose to coughing fits. Is it the flu? a cold? Or for real pessimists -- pneumonia? How do you know? How does your doctor decide? It's a bit of a sticky dilemma. Sometimes a physician's Read More...
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From ACAAI: Adverse Reactions to Vaccines
November 7, 2009 11:40 AM by test test
A lot of patients who think they can't receive H1N1, seasonal influenza, or other vaccines; can. That's the kicker of new practice parameters on adverse reactions to vaccines released by a joint task force of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Read More...
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Therapists Must Assess Asthmatics' Stress Levels
November 4, 2009 12:13 PM by Vern Enge
Respiratory therapists are generally hard at work in the trenches when it comes time to assess the condition of asthmatics in the ER. But there may be more to the task of treating the patient than simply listening to chest sounds and heart rate, evaluating Read More...
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