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March 2010 - Posts

ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views

Size Really Does Matter In Health Care Delivery
March 31, 2010 1:57 PM by Vern Enge
Imagine yourself in a popular vacation shore community, warm rays of summer soothing your work-weary body. In the middle of the night, you wake to indigestion and pain in your chest and arm. You know you're in serious trouble. As one of a million heart Read More...
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Up Close and Personal with Tuberculosis
March 24, 2010 2:56 PM by Vern Enge
I always thought tuberculosis was one of those exotic diseases tromping at will primarily through foreign countries in Africa, the Far East, or the Caribbean. It was a disease of the impoverished, characterized by ill people who hacked relentlessly and Read More...
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Health Care Reform Passes
March 22, 2010 2:41 PM by Mike Bederka
As you probably heard by now, health care reform is a done deal and President Obama will sign the bill into law Tuesday. The initial reaction from our readers seemed negative, at least according to a small sample on our Facebook page . What do the rest Read More...
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Live From NAMDRC: Home Sleep Apnea Testing Controversy
March 18, 2010 6:27 PM by Mike Bederka
SAN DIEGO--NAMDRC's 33rd Annual Meeting and Educational Conference kicked off with a "controversial" and "contentious" topic. "People are worried," said Charles Atwood, MD, FCCP, FAASM, professor of medicine, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, during Read More...
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Time to Evaluate Revised Pulmonary Rehab Rule Impact
March 10, 2010 1:06 PM by Vern Enge
We're almost through the first quarter of 2010, and it's time to evaluate the impact of reimbursement and regulation changes in pulmonary rehabilitation programs. Starting Jan. 1, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) granted 12 weeks of Read More...
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Undercover Boss
March 8, 2010 9:31 AM by test test
Editor's note: The following is a guest blog by Amanda Koehler, our colleague over at ADVANCE for Medical Laboratory Technologists. CBS recently starting airing its new series called Undercover Boss . Based on a similar British series, it features company Read More...
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New Study Highlights Rising U.S. Asthma Rates
March 5, 2010 11:42 AM by Vern Enge
Rising asthma rates in the U.S. were highlighted in a government study released earlier this month. That study estimated 7.85 percent of the population has asthma, according to the researchers at the Air Pollution and Respiratory Health Branch of the Read More...
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World TB Day Set for March 24
March 3, 2010 3:03 PM by Vern Enge
"On the Move Against Tuberculosis: Innovate to Accelerate Action" is the theme for this year's World Tuberculosis Day set for Wednesday, March 24. Realistically, however, how innovative do Americans need to be today when it comes to battling tuberculosis? Read More...
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