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March 2011 - Posts

ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views

Survey Underscores Impact of Asthma on Families
March 23, 2011 9:14 AM by Valerie Newitt
A new survey released by Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics (AANMA) examines the impact of asthma and allergies on the people who cope with it every day. The survey confirms that asthma and allergies disrupt daily lives, not only for patients Read More...
Asthma Severity Determines Patient Cost, Control
March 20, 2011 10:33 AM by test test
Insurers’ mean cost for managing patients with asthma or patientswithout asthma but with similar comorbidities is remarkably similar. However, managingmore severe disease requires a nearly 70 percent increase in the money spent, accordingto a study presented Read More...
Respiratory Therapist Takes Top Post at Medical Center
March 16, 2011 2:22 PM by test test
Taking over as Chief Executive Officer at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center was a homecoming nearly three decades in the making for Linda Smith, FACHE. She began her career there as a respiratory therapist after graduating from the associates degree program Read More...
ATS Blasts Proposed Legislation Allowing Unlimited Carbon Pollution
March 7, 2011 12:09 PM by Valerie Newitt
American Thoracic Society President Dean E. Schraufnagel, MD, expressed opposition to legislation introduced Friday by Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) and Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI) to prohibit the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from issuing rules on carbon Read More...
FDA Pulls Unapproved Cold and Allergy Drugs; AAAAI Weighs In
March 3, 2011 11:07 AM by Valerie Newitt
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced March 2 that they are requiring the removal of unapproved prescription cold, oral cough and allergy products from the market, ranging from Accuhist DM to Zotex tablets in an A-to-Z banishment of hundreds Read More...


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