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ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views

Top Tweets of January
February 1, 2010 8:43 AM by Mike Bederka
Here's what readers clicked on most frequently in January. Follow us on Twitter at . * Swine flu might come back strong. Is 3rd wave on horizon? * Exhaled Nitric Oxide Shows Promise For COPD. Read More...
Top ADVANCE Tweets of 2009
January 4, 2010 10:06 PM by Mike Bederka
Here are some of the most popular items readers clicked on this past year. Be sure to follow us at . * Man swiped debit card at a gas station to buy a pack of cigarettes and was charged over 23 quadrillion dollars: Read More...
From ACAAI: Adverse Reactions to Vaccines
November 7, 2009 11:40 AM by test test
A lot of patients who think they can't receive H1N1, seasonal influenza, or other vaccines; can. That's the kicker of new practice parameters on adverse reactions to vaccines released by a joint task force of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Read More...
Decisions Surround Flu Shot Choices
September 25, 2009 12:38 PM by Vern Enge
Decisions! Decisions! Decisions! That's the status quo in many healthcare departments today as clinicians ponder the many choices they confront on the flu vaccine front. The hard part is deciding whether to get the flu shot or not, and according to a Read More...
Pregnant Women & Children First for H1N1 Vaccine, CDC Advisors Say
September 14, 2009 3:41 PM by test test
CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices ( ACIP ) has released recommendations for use of vaccine against novel influenza A (H1N1) or swine flu. ACIP met to develop recommendations on who should receive vaccine against H1N1 when it becomes available, Read More...
Who Needs Flu Vaccinations This Year?
September 14, 2009 9:19 AM by Vern Enge
To get vaccinated against the flu this season or not get vaccinated; This is a huge question currently dividing the nation's medical community. Some states like New York currently require such immunizations, including the new one for H1N1 (swine flu); Read More...
Separating Reality From Hype in Swine Flu
August 31, 2009 2:48 PM by test test
The votes are in: swine flu is a global pandemic. Ahem; Make that a global media pandemic. H1N1 has dominated the news since its first emergence in April. As someone tracking the story for our Swine Flu Resource Center , I should know. News release after Read More...
CDC issues H1N1 guidelines for post-secondary education
August 21, 2009 3:15 PM by Vern Enge
In the midst of preparing for the 2009-2010 school-term flu season, the best advice seems to come from old stand-bys in the health care community. Among the ones most common to therapists and sleep techs are good hand hygiene, adequate bed rest, strict Read More...
How many mechanical ventilators are there in the United States?
August 21, 2009 9:41 AM by Vern Enge
How many mechanical ventilators are there in the United States? That's the burning question the The U.S. Department of Health and Human and the American Association for Respiratory Care hope to solve in the days ahead. HSS has asked the AARC to tally Read More...
Drug Firms Gear up for Swine Flu Season
August 11, 2009 10:42 AM by Vern Enge
Flu season will be here all too soon, and some of the world's key drug companies are already gearing up for battle, putting their final touches on vaccines that will be used in countries across the globe this season. So far, however, no vaccine has gained Read More...
Government Releases H1N1 Flu School Closure Guidelines
August 7, 2009 5:39 PM by test test
While parents are out buying backpacks and school supplies, the government began preparing for back-to-school season today by releasing national guidelines to prevent the spread of H1N1 swine flu and to curtail unnecessary school flu closures. "Influenza Read More...
Face Masks: To Wear or Not to Wear?
January 30, 2009 12:00 PM by Frank Visco
Wearing a face mask may increase your chances of avoiding the flu by 400 percent, according to a recent Australian study. During the winters of 2006 and 2007, researchers at the University of New South Wales observed more than 280 adults from 143 families Read More...


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