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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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Sleeping with Arianna Huffington
August 6, 2015 4:48 PM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
In a recent edition of Parade , Arianna Huffington said the secret to her success is getting eight hours of sleep every night. “When I get enough sleep, I'm better at everything. I'm more creative, I'm less reactive, I'm better with my children,” the Read More...
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Working Your Way Through Retirement
June 5, 2015 11:48 AM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
Many people who waited eagerly for the day they could stop working and enjoy a leisurely retirement find that the reality doesn’t match their dreams. “Some people are not prepared financially or mentally to retire,” says Michael Bivona, a retired CPA 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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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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New Insight into Asthma Triggers
July 28, 2014 3:33 PM by Rebecca Hepp
Could you unknowingly be aiding and abetting your patient's asthma triggers simply by labeling them as such? New research suggests that just might be the case when it comes to odor-triggered asthma. Researchers at the Monell Center have found "that simply Read More...
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Is it Time for a New Respiratory Care Profession?
November 9, 2011 12:02 AM by Sharlene George
Respiratory care needs another rung on the career ladder, and there is no better time than now for respiratory care practitioners to start the climb, according Deniese S. LeBlanc, RRT, director of respiratory care at Stony Brook University Medical Center, 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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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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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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Thanks Bloggers for the Posts
February 18, 2010 1:51 PM by Mike Bederka
Two of our bloggers are moving on to other ventures, so we wanted to take the opportunity to thank B.J. Smith and Kim Curtis for their great posts over the years. Check out some of their most popular blogs from The Respiratory Resolution and Going Into Read More...
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How Do You Distinguish Flu from Colds, Pneumonia?
November 25, 2009 9:25 AM by Vern Enge
You're ailing. You have respiratory symptoms of all sorts from a runny nose to coughing fits. Is it the flu? a cold? Or for real pessimists -- pneumonia? How do you know? How does your doctor decide? It's a bit of a sticky dilemma. Sometimes a physician's Read More...
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Asthmatic Children Neglecting Their Drugs
October 21, 2009 10:51 AM by Vern Enge
Respiratory therapists have their work cut out for them trying to convince their young asthma patients to take their prescribed asthma medications as ordered by the doctor. Compliance rates are dismal at less than a third of the patients overall. If ethnic Read More...
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Gene Variants Factor into Asthma Attacks
October 14, 2009 2:42 PM by Vern Enge
How often do therapists hear the phrase: "It's all in the genes"? It's used to explain everything from brainpower to muscle power and points in between. Now that same uttering might be used to apply to asthma attacks. British researchers are currently Read More...
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