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August 2011 - Posts

ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views

President of COPD Foundation Underscores Need for More Awareness
August 29, 2011 9:53 AM by Valerie Newitt
When the Centers for Disease Control announced last week yet another study (see news release at bottom) citing Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease (which includes both COPD and asthma) as the third leading cause of death in the United States, John W. Walsh, Read More...
Utilize Social Media for Disaster Communications
August 26, 2011 10:01 AM by Valerie Newitt
East Coasters have just rocked-and-rolled through their first appreciable earthquake in years, and now we're batting down the hatches as Hurricane Irene prepares to swirl up the Eastern seaboard. We're taking this seriously. In fact, an early morning, Read More...
Smoke-Free Apartments a Boon to Landlords
August 23, 2011 9:20 AM by Valerie Newitt
You've heard about smoke free restaurants, smoke-free workplaces, and even smoke-free beaches. Now landlords may have a greater incentive to opt for smoke-free apartment houses. Indeed, home-sweet-home for apartment dwellers may become another smoke-free Read More...
Menthol Cigarettes Make Quitting Harder
August 16, 2011 3:34 PM by Valerie Newitt
Research from investigators at The Cancer Institute of New Jersey (CINJ) and UMDNJ-School of Public Health suggests that menthol cigarettes are associated with decreased quitting in the United States, and that this effect is more pronounced for blacks Read More...
What Was Your Best Day or Night on the Job?
August 10, 2011 10:00 AM by test test
A career as a respiratory therapist or sleep technologist is full of challenges. But there are some days and nights that you'll never forget. When you have the ability to change or save a person's life or share a rare moment of perfect synergy while working Read More...
Research Consortium Identifies Novel African-American Asthma Gene
August 5, 2011 1:43 PM by Valerie Newitt
A new national collaboration of asthma genetics researchers has revealed a novel gene associated with the disease in African-Americans, according to a new scientific report. The paper, "Meta-analysis of genome-wide association studies of asthma in ethnically Read More...


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