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ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views

Tough Cigarettes Laws Take Effect, More Coming
June 29, 2010 2:19 PM by test test
One week ago, tough new rules regulating the tobacco industry took effect. Laws banning flavored cigarettes, restricting access and marketing of tobacco products to youth, and requiring new larger warning labels for smokeless tobacco products and packaging Read More...
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Some Doctors Opt for Treating Fewer Patients
June 28, 2010 9:41 AM by Vern Enge
As a therapist, you find yourself on both sides of a health care coin. Heads, you're a health care provider. Tails, a health care user. And just as your day-to-day job descriptions have changed over the past years, so too might your options in tomorrow's Read More...
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Europeans to Launch COPD Call to Action
June 25, 2010 7:49 AM by Vern Enge
While the 24 million Americans with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease are of major concern in U.S. health care circles, the patient population here pales in comparison to the 44 million Europeans with the same breathing problems. To gain support for Read More...
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Emergency Departments Destined to Get Busier
June 23, 2010 2:19 PM by Vern Enge
Crowded emergency departments across the nation buzz with activity around the clock. But these units may get considerably busier over the next several years as new health care reform provisions get implemented. Emergency department caregivers have already Read More...
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Preventive Care Needed in Treating COPD Patients
June 16, 2010 4:49 PM by Vern Enge
Although chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is highly preventable, it still claims more than 119,000 deaths every year in the U.S. and is on track to move from the fourth leading cause of death today to the third leading cause within 10 years Read More...
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Do Fast-Food Goodies Promote Asthma Attacks?
June 14, 2010 7:53 AM by Vern Enge
Can your friendly, neighborhood fast-food restaurant trigger an asthma attack? Quite possibly, according to researchers at the University of Newcastle in Australia. In a recent study, 40 asthmatic patients were divided into two groups. One consumed a Read More...
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Finding the New Van Gogh in Your Asthma Unit
June 11, 2010 7:49 AM by Vern Enge
As an asthma educator or a therapist trying to keep asthmatic patients up and breathing, you may be surrounded by some raw artistic talent that may some day develop into the next Vincent Van Gogh, Rembrandt, or Andy Warhol. Nonsense, you say. You work Read More...
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Is Your Medical Care Hazardous to Your Health?
June 9, 2010 4:41 PM by Vern Enge
Anywhere from 20 percent to 33 percent of medical tests and treatments we get today are unnecessary, costly, and potentially prone to dangerous side effects, according to AP health writer Lauran Neergaard in a featured medical article earlier this week. Read More...
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Gulf Spill Health Problems Mimic Other Oil Disasters
June 7, 2010 8:04 AM by Vern Enge
As cleanup efforts of the BP blown-out oil well continue in the Gulf of Mexico, some of the workers involved in that operation are beginning to experience health problems and are slowly trickling into Gulf Coast hospitals seeking medical help. They are Read More...
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Healthy Children Can Exhibit Exercise-Induced Asthma Symptoms
June 3, 2010 11:15 AM by Vern Enge
Exercise-induced bronchoconstriction (EIB) has long been associated with adults engaged in physical activities ranging from participation in sports to routine workouts in a local gym. EIB is generally caused when airway passages narrow with exercise, Read More...
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