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February 2011 - Posts

ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views

Researchers: Vitamin D Deficiency Inhibits Lung Growth and Decreases Function
February 25, 2011 2:04 PM by Valerie Newitt
Previously linked to the severity of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in humans, vitamin D deficiency has now been shown to alter lung structure and function in young mice. According to a Newswise news release, the new study, conducted Read More...
Scientists Find Brain Mechanism Governing Nicotine Addiction
February 23, 2011 8:25 AM by Valerie Newitt
A pathway in the brain may lead to a dark destination: vulnerability to tobacco addiction. According to an advance online issue of the journal Nature , scientists from The Scripps Research Institute in Florida have identified a conduit in the brain that Read More...
Leading by Example: President Kicks Smoking Habit
February 9, 2011 11:06 AM by Valerie Newitt
That old contradictory adage, "Do as I say, not as I do," doesn't cut it when it comes to helping people stop smoking. In 2009 President Barack Obama signed into law anti-smoking legislation aimed at keeping young Americans from the grip of nicotine. Read More...
Should You "Friend" Patients on Facebook?
February 6, 2011 10:18 PM by Sharlene George
(Editor's Note: This guest blog written by Amanda Koehler originally appeared at .) Facebook has evolved from a college time waster to a useful tool in the business world. It's not just for college Read More...


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