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Philips Announces Sponsorship of COPD Documentary
September 2, 2016 7:52 AM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
By Tamer Abouras Live long and prosper! Royal Philips has announced its sponsorship of the documentary, “COPD: Highly Illogical - Remembering Leonard Nimoy.” The documentary seeks to educate viewers about chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (or COPD) Read More...
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Potential Respiratory Syncytial Virus Vaccine on the Way from Vaxart
June 30, 2016 2:02 PM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
By Tamer Abouras ADVANCE has covered respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) consistently in the past year. Any why wouldn’t we? RSV is a major cause of severe respiratory infection in the elderly, in immunocompromised patients and in adults with other underlying Read More...
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Lung Cancer Screen Time
February 8, 2016 10:11 AM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
By Tamer Abouras With the 2016 Iowa Caucuses now behind us, the election year officially feels as though it’s in full swing. While it’s anyone’s guess as to who might emerge from the crowded Republican field and surprisingly competitive Democratic battle, Read More...
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The Inhaler Hacking Arms Race
December 4, 2015 8:02 AM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
By Tamer Abouras There are many, many blog entries and articles written daily which begin something like this: “There’s no getting around the fact that we’re currently living in the age of … [insert modern buzzword here].” Probably everyone is guilty Read More...
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More Than a Bunch of Hot Air
August 27, 2015 2:21 PM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
This summer has been the hottest in history around the world, experts say. However, many may not realize the potential health risks high temperatures pose, especially lung health and to older Americans in particular. In response, Dr. Marilyn Glassberg, Read More...
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Americans Celebrate 80th Year of Social Security
August 14, 2015 9:05 AM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
AARP released results of a survey this week as America marks the 80th anniversary of Social Security on August 14, 2015. Americans of all ages continue to have strong feelings of support for Social Security, and the survey found several key themes. According Read More...
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High-Tech Game Changers for Poor Sleep
July 23, 2015 3:23 PM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) this week announced the formation of its new Sleep Technology Council, “a group whose mission will be to support and enable innovations in consumer sleep technology." The council will include participants from several Read More...
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Platelet Rich Plasma for Damaged Lungs
July 16, 2015 4:38 PM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
A New York City-based doctor was recently interviewed by PBS’ American Health Journal about his innovative nebulized platelet rich plasma (PRP) treatment. In the AHJ interview, Dr. Prabhat Soni, MD, FCCP, DABSM, DABOM, ABAARM, demonstrated his stem cell Read More...
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Twitter and Sleep Disorders
June 18, 2015 10:47 PM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
Researchers from Boston Children's Hospital and Merck have built the beginnings of "digital phenotype" of insomnia and other sleep disorders based on data from Twitter. Published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research, the study is one of the first Read More...
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MERS: The Next Pandemic?
June 11, 2015 5:27 PM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
By Bruce Merchant, MD Science tells us that new viral mutations are occurring all the time. Many of these mutations are effectively neutral and are of little importance but, every now and again, a mutation will occur in a virus which gives it a major Read More...
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Improving Aerosol Therapy for Respiratory Disorders
May 1, 2015 9:15 AM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
Premier healthcare innovation marketplace, Edison Nation Medical, and the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC), have announced a global search to uncover innovations for improving aerosol therapy for patients with respiratory disorders. Inhaled 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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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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What You Need to Know About Ebola
August 18, 2014 3:31 PM by Rebecca Hepp
Ebola. Unless you have been living under a rock, you probably know more about this disease than you ever wanted to know. It has infected more than 2,000 people and killed at least 1,145 in four different West African countries already. And it's spreading. Read More...
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