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Study: Omega-3 Fatty Acids May Reduce Asthma Risk in Children
December 29, 2016 1:41 PM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
By ADVANCE Perspectives According to a study published in The New England Journal of Medicine , researchers have found taking certain omega-3 fatty acids during pregnancy reduces the risk of the child developing asthma by nearly one-third. The study from Read More...
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Color Running into Respiratory Problems?
May 19, 2016 12:20 PM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
By Tamer Abouras With spring here and summer just around the corner, opportunities to have fun outdoor exercise are aplenty. And for those looking to shed a few pounds or just improve their general health, events that make exercise more social and group-oriented Read More...
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Salting Away Sickness
March 10, 2016 12:55 PM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
By Tamer Abouras There are few parts of the United States that haven’t been blanketed with their first touch of springtime weather this week. Although the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reported recently that this winter was the Read More...
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Attack of the Ads
January 8, 2016 2:01 PM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
By Tamer Abouras There are numerous wonderful things about how information is produced in the digital age. Entire publications which once required dozens of people under one roof to put together can now be written, edited and adorned with art and illustration Read More...
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Access Denied
December 31, 2015 10:07 AM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
By Tamer Abouras In the midst of an unseasonably warm winter across several parts of the United States, it can easy to forget that with the season’s beginning comes the return of those inevitable respiratory infections and viruses. As you batten down Read More...
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A Stark Reminder of Polio
April 10, 2015 9:19 AM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
By Ted Hill, MBE, CEO, The British Polio Fellowship The recent news that 107 children in the U.S. have been left paralyzed from what is being described as a “Polio-like disease” is deeply concerning. It offers a stark reminder of times gone by when the Read More...
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Beware: Respiratory Illness On The Loose
September 10, 2014 3:05 PM by Rebecca Hepp
It seems unexplained outbreaks are the name of the game this year ... and this time it's hitting home in the U.S. The CDC has reported a recent outbreak of enterovirus 68 (EV-D68 ) in Illinois and Missouri, with warnings that it could spread to neighboring Read More...
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Football Players Don't Get Asthma....
September 12, 2011 11:44 AM by Valerie Newitt
That was the message conveyed by the football coach of one young player who began wheezing during practices. Here's an excerpt from the parent's frustration as published by WebMD : "My son is almost 12 and has played football since first grade. This year Read More...
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Researcher Says Traffic Pollution May Affect Unborn Children
July 7, 2011 8:59 AM by Valerie Newitt
Dr. Mohammad Shamssain and his British research team recently completed a study into the impact of high levels of traffic pollution on schoolchildren's respiratory systems, allergies and conditions such as asthma. The team found the pollution is far-reaching Read More...
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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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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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Five Years After Katrina, Health Effects Linger
August 26, 2010 12:24 PM by Mike Bederka
Nearly 80 percent of children with asthma in post-Katrina New Orleans were sensitive to mold, according to research findings from Head-off Environmental Asthma in Louisiana (HEAL) Phase I. It is 50 percent in major urban areas around the country. "We Read More...
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CDC: Smoking in Movies Still a Problem
August 24, 2010 7:29 AM by Mike Bederka
Smoking in films is getting mixed reviews, according to a new CDC report . The number of tobacco incidents (occurrences of tobacco use) in top-grossing movies peaked in 2005, then declined by approximately half through 2009, representing the first time Read More...
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Big Help for Treating Little Lungs
December 3, 2009 12:45 PM by Colleen Mullarkey
With more than half a million American babies born prematurely each year, business is booming in neonatal intensive care units across the country. Preterm births have increased 36 percent in the last 25 years, prompting more U.S. hospitals to redesign Read More...
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Heat, Humidity May Trigger Asthma
October 9, 2009 12:01 PM by Vern Enge
Therapists looking for discussion topics for young asthma patients and their parents might look at the results of a study published in the September edition of Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. Could atmospheric conditions play a part? That actually Read More...
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