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May 2011 - Posts

ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views

Happy 'World No Tobacco Day'
May 31, 2011 3:57 PM by Valerie Newitt
It is estimated more than 5 million people will die this year from a tobacco-related heart attack, stroke, cancer, lung ailment, COPD, etc. (And another 600,000 will succomb to illness brought on by second-hand smoke.) And as those so-inflicted wend their Read More...
Will Personalized Medicine Help Break Stereotypes?
May 11, 2011 9:03 AM by Valerie Newitt
Personalized medicine is an ideal of care, and one that health professionals are embracing as research advances make it easier to define biomarkers, patient phenotypes, and individualized therapies. In the bigger picture of life, perhaps this whole notion Read More...
Who Is To Blame for Hospital Bullying?
May 9, 2011 1:34 PM by test test
Hospital workplace bullying has become a hot button topic and this weekend, oncology nurse Theresa Brown pushed the issue to the boiling point. In an editorial published in the New York Times, Brown took physicians to task for establishing an oppressive Read More...
Encouragement, Not Criticism, Helps Minorities Quit Smoking
May 5, 2011 9:31 AM by Valerie Newitt
A new study by the American Legacy Foundation, suggests that encouragement, not criticism, is the best way to influence African-American smokers to quit. Reported in the May/June issue of the American Journal of Health Promotion and distributed by the Read More...
Electronic Nose Can 'Smell' Asthma
May 3, 2011 3:02 PM by Valerie Newitt
Dutch scientists have developed an "electronic nose" which can smell if someone has asthma, according to Expatica News Service. What's more, it can sniff out the disease within a mere five minutes. Reports on the diagnostic nostrils appeared in The Netherlands' Read More...
Children with CF Benefit from Simple Exercise Program
May 3, 2011 9:25 AM by Valerie Newitt
Many pulmonologists have shied away from formally prescribing exercise as part of the treatment plan for children with cystic fibrosis (CF). But it may be time for change. A small Johns Hopkins Children's Center study of children and teens with CF shows Read More...


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