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December 2009 - Posts

ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views

Children Exposed to Smoke Run Increased Risk of Emphysema
December 31, 2009 1:27 PM by Vern Enge
Lung function tests are not necessarily the gold standard when it comes to assessing the overall lung health of patients, especially those exposed to secondhand smoke. Other tests may be more helpful, according to the findings of a group of New York researchers. Read More...
ADVANCE Remembers Thomas Petty
December 16, 2009 2:38 PM by test test
A picture of a wide-smiling Thomas L. Petty, MD, FAARC, on a fishing expedition and a note on his website, indicate that Dr. Tom is out of the office. But this time, the 76-year-old doctor won't return. Dr. Petty, who is widely known as the father of Read More...
Good Ventilation May Help Asthmatics
December 16, 2009 9:50 AM by Vern Enge
Working home ventilation systems that dehumidify air while circulating it may help asthmatics sleep better at night, according to research reported from the United Kingdom. Beginning with a theory that dehumidified air would lower concentrations of dust Read More...
Use Seasonal Precautions against Asthma, Allergies
December 10, 2009 10:12 AM by Vern Enge
‘Tis the season to be jolly. At least for most folks. But that may not hold true for people with asthma or allergies. For that group, Christmas trees, wreaths and seasonal goodies may trigger breathing problems and allergies. To prevent wheezing and sneezing, Read More...
Heard at AARC: CCAT on the Prowl
December 9, 2009 5:31 PM by Colleen Mullarkey
Military themes pervaded AARC in San Antonio this year - whether you admired the uniforms many attendees proudly wore, listened to Dr. Bird talk about the integral role of the U.S. Air Force in his biomedical engineering career, or sat in on the lecture Read More...
Big Help for Treating Little Lungs
December 3, 2009 12:45 PM by Colleen Mullarkey
With more than half a million American babies born prematurely each year, business is booming in neonatal intensive care units across the country. Preterm births have increased 36 percent in the last 25 years, prompting more U.S. hospitals to redesign Read More...


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