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Diligence and Prevention Can Relieve Pet Allergies
April 17, 2015 5:30 AM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
No amount of cleaning can eliminate animal allergens. Billions of them are present in every home (even those without pets). Vacuuming and scrubbing can reduce the count momentarily, but within seconds they usually start to accumulate again. Nevertheless, Read More...
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3B Medical Claims Lack Substance, ResMed Says
April 3, 2015 1:41 PM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
3B Medical Inc., a sleep therapy equipment maker, this week filed suit against competitor ResMed alleging several antitrust violations, reportedly including trying to create a monopoly by “choosing winners and losers in the CMS competitive bidding process Read More...
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Respiratory ‘Call for Targets’ Issued to World’s Researchers
March 26, 2015 3:57 PM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
MRC Technology, an independent life science research charity, recently announced a ‘call for targets’ to find new therapeutic concepts for treatment of respiratory disease. The worldwide call to academic researchers offers the opportunity to collaborate Read More...
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A New Reason to Kick the Cola Habit: Your Lungs
February 8, 2012 5:25 PM by test test
Soda, pop, cola: whatever you call it, you might want to rethink it as your drink of choice. A new study from Australia links the bubbly beverage to asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Researchers surveyed close to 17,000 people about their Read More...
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AARC Keynote: Unmet Needs of COPD Patients
November 5, 2011 9:48 PM by test test
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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...
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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...
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Causes of Death Shift in COPD Patient Population
January 20, 2011 12:18 PM by Valerie Newitt
Patients suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who are on long-term oxygen therapy (LTOT) have more to worry about than breathing difficulties. According to a new study by researchers in Sweden, COPD patients on LTOT today face an Read More...
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Older Survivors of Mechanical Ventilation Can Expect Significant Disability
January 12, 2011 9:43 AM by Valerie Newitt
Patients aged 65 and older who survive use of mechanical ventilation during a hospitalization are more likely to suffer from long-term disabilities after leaving the hospital than those who survive hospitalization without mechanical ventilation, according Read More...
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World Spirometry Day Webinar
October 14, 2010 10:15 AM by test test
Is your hospital ready for the first annual World Spirometry Day? In addition to raising patient awareness, the day's goal is to educate all providers on the proper use of spirometry. The American Lung Association in St. Paul is hosting an interactive Read More...
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Stolen Inhalers Hit Supply Chain
July 20, 2010 7:54 AM by Mike Bederka
Be on the lookout for stolen Advair Diskus inhalers that have hit the supply chain. More than 25,000 inhalers were pinched in August 2009 from drug maker GlaxoSmithKline's distribution center near Richmond, Va. The stolen medicine may pose a health risk, Read More...
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Europeans to Launch COPD Call to Action
June 25, 2010 7:49 AM by Vern Enge
While the 24 million Americans with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease are of major concern in U.S. health care circles, the patient population here pales in comparison to the 44 million Europeans with the same breathing problems. To gain support for Read More...
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Preventive Care Needed in Treating COPD Patients
June 16, 2010 4:49 PM by Vern Enge
Although chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is highly preventable, it still claims more than 119,000 deaths every year in the U.S. and is on track to move from the fourth leading cause of death today to the third leading cause within 10 years Read More...
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Take a Virtual Journey Into the Lungs
May 18, 2010 8:58 AM by Sharlene George
First, there's a rumble. Then comes a booming voice: "It is a silent killer." Next, riders are shuttling toward planet Earth on an interactive voyage aimed to raise awareness of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The 20-seat state-of-the-art mobile Read More...
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Vitamin E: Possible Preventative Strategy for COPD
May 17, 2010 10:10 AM by Sharlene George
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease once carried a hopeless prognosis, and few physicians could imagine a simple, low-risk intervention. That perspective is a thing of the past, as evidenced by an intriguing study presented at a press conference held Read More...
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