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April 2011 - Posts

ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views

Does Your Résumé Say 'Non-Smoker'?
April 28, 2011 8:30 AM by Valerie Newitt
"Smokers Need Not Apply." That sign was theoretically hoisted by the human resources department at St. Luke's Hospital & Health Network in Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley one year ago. The network consists of five hospitals and some 7,000 employees serving Read More...
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Community Asthma Funding Cut in Federal Budget Proposal
April 26, 2011 11:38 AM by test test
Name three community asthma programs supported by the federal government. Now, imagine what patients would do without them. Due to budget shortfalls, Congress plans to cut federal grants to programs that support healthy outcomes in patients with asthma. Read More...
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Why Is It So Tough to Quit Smoking?
April 22, 2011 1:00 PM by Valerie Newitt
Smoking is a lousy, smelly, costly habit. Even worse, cigarette packs come lined with the foil of disease - think emphysema, lung cancer, heart disease, COPD, and more. We all know smoking is bad for us. So do patients. Education is available and anti-smoking Read More...
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Respiratory Therapist Brings Inside Perspective to HR Work
April 12, 2011 4:53 PM by test test
Respiratory therapist Missy Ragland is putting her inside knowledge of the RT department to good use. After earning certification as a Professional of Human Resources, she's been named a professional recruitment and retention specialist at Floyd, a system Read More...
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Researchers Find Gaping Hole in Quality Asthma Care
April 5, 2011 2:53 PM by Valerie Newitt
Most children do not know how to use their inhalers correctly. Whose fault is that? Care providers. According to a new study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Fewer than one in 10 children with asthma use traditional inhalers correctly. Read More...
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