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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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Medicated Millennials
April 6, 2016 1:13 PM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
By Tamer Abouras In spite of the fact that professional writing has increasingly moved to a digital medium, there is nonetheless an almost endless amount of ink (figuratively speaking) spent describing the “millennial” generation. Whether it’s their effect 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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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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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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AAE Brings New Ideas in Asthma Education to Denver
July 23, 2011 10:20 AM by Valerie Newitt
The Association of Asthma Educators is "Taking Asthma Education to New Heights" - literally -- as its annual conference welcomes attendees from all corners of the United States to its 2011 site at Denver Marriott South in mile-high Denver, Colo. East-coasters 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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Calling All Dads to Quit Smoking
June 19, 2011 10:57 PM by Sharlene George
One of my favorite stories my father told me when I was a little girl wasn't about princesses or ponies. It was a true story about the night he quit smoking. One evening when I was still brand-new, my dad bent over my crib to check if I was snug and content. 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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Survey Underscores Impact of Asthma on Families
March 23, 2011 9:14 AM by Valerie Newitt
A new survey released by Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics (AANMA) examines the impact of asthma and allergies on the people who cope with it every day. The survey confirms that asthma and allergies disrupt daily lives, not only for patients 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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