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August 2010 - Posts

ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views

Five Years After Katrina, Health Effects Linger
August 26, 2010 12:24 PM by Mike Bederka
Nearly 80 percent of children with asthma in post-Katrina New Orleans were sensitive to mold, according to research findings from Head-off Environmental Asthma in Louisiana (HEAL) Phase I. It is 50 percent in major urban areas around the country. "We Read More...
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CDC: Smoking in Movies Still a Problem
August 24, 2010 7:29 AM by Mike Bederka
Smoking in films is getting mixed reviews, according to a new CDC report . The number of tobacco incidents (occurrences of tobacco use) in top-grossing movies peaked in 2005, then declined by approximately half through 2009, representing the first time Read More...
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Define Your Profession in 5 Words or Less
August 19, 2010 11:46 AM by Mike Bederka
Yesterday, we put out the call on our Facebook page to define your profession in five words or less. It's definitely not easy, but our readers have come up with lots of great ones so far. Some examples on the sleep side: "Better health through better Read More...
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Pea Sprouts Inside Man's Lung
August 12, 2010 11:02 AM by Mike Bederka
I watched this video twice before I believed it. A Massachusetts man had a pea seed sprouting inside his lung. Doctors originally thought it was cancer until a closer look at the X-ray revealed the amazing discovery. Ron Sveden said he never felt anything Read More...
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What's in a Name?
August 4, 2010 9:15 AM by Mike Bederka
Yesterday, I posted a question on our Facebook page : Do you prefer being called a respiratory therapist or respiratory care practitioner? Or does it even matter? I expected maybe a few comments -- not the 22 and counting so far (with a couple "likes" Read More...
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