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ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views

Not Just Blowing Smoke
May 6, 2016 1:57 PM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
By Tamer Abouras One of the great fallacies we sometimes entertain is the idea that smoking as a tempting boogeyman — particularly for curious adolescents — is largely a thing of the past, thanks to effective PSAs. The unfortunate truth of the matter, Read More...
LUNGevity Launches #ThisIsHope Campaign
April 29, 2016 9:07 AM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
By Tamer Abouras Cancer occupies a singular, ugly space in the hearts and minds of many. Those few unaffected — at least tangentially — by the disease dread the mere mention of it ever coming to their door. Those who have been affected, either personally Read More...
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...
Affordable Care Act's Medicaid Expansion Wrinkle
July 2, 2012 11:04 AM by test test
By Jill Glomstad, Editor with ADVANCE In last week's Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act , seven of the nine Justices agreed it would be unconstitutional for the federal government to force states to participate in the Affordable Care Act's Read More...
Michigan Recommends Deregulating Respiratory Care, Eliminating Board
May 4, 2012 3:15 PM by test test
Michigan respiratory therapists are taking to social media channels and emailing national pulmonary health organizations and the governor in an effort to stop the state from deregulating the profession and eliminating the state Board of Respiratory Care. Read More...
Community Asthma Funding Cut in Federal Budget Proposal
April 26, 2011 11:38 AM by test test
Name three community asthma programs supported by the federal government. Now, imagine what patients would do without them. Due to budget shortfalls, Congress plans to cut federal grants to programs that support healthy outcomes in patients with asthma. Read More...
Medicare Crisis Calls for Leadership
December 30, 2010 8:48 AM by Valerie Newitt
(Editor's note: This guest blog was written by Frank A. Corvino, president and chief executive officer at Greenwich Hospital in Greenwich, CT. ) The health of older adults nationwide remains in jeopardy now that Congress has failed once again to prevent Read More...
From the AARC Congress: Keynote Speaker Urges RTs to Improve Patient-Centered Care
December 7, 2010 12:23 AM by Sharlene George
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality wants to hear from you. The invitation came from AHRQ Director Carolyn M. Clancy, MD, during the keynote address Monday at the American Association for Respiratory Care's 56 th International Respiratory Congress. Read More...
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...
Million-Dollar Court Award Defines Timely Medical Care
May 12, 2010 2:42 PM by Vern Enge
There are some pretty serious legal ramifications for determining the timeliness of providing medical care in the aftermath of a $1 million award a jury gave in a provider negligence court case in Clinton, Iowa, last week. At the center of the court case Read More...
Health Care Reform Passes
March 22, 2010 2:41 PM by Mike Bederka
As you probably heard by now, health care reform is a done deal and President Obama will sign the bill into law Tuesday. The initial reaction from our readers seemed negative, at least according to a small sample on our Facebook page . What do the rest Read More...
Therapists Must Join Battle for Clean Air
January 8, 2010 12:22 PM by Vern Enge
It's a new year, and this is a good time for respiratory therapists to assume a pro-active public stance in promoting clean air in their home communities. Therapists can no longer rely solely on national organizations or federal agencies to battle for Read More...
Smiths Medical Issues Nationwide Voluntary Recall
September 16, 2009 3:56 PM by Colleen Mullarkey
Smiths Medical and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration notified health care professionals about a nationwide voluntary recall of Portex Uncuffed Pediatric-Sized Tracheal Tubes (sizes 2.5, 3.0 and 3.5 mm). A small number of tubes were manufactured with Read More...
A Current Take on Health Care Legislation
September 10, 2009 5:19 PM by Vern Enge
Ah, yes. Let's look at health care for a minute, specifically the proposed health care legislative package that has Congress and much of the nation in an uproar right now. President Obama took to the nation's airwaves Wednesday night to explain his latest Read More...
Americans Look for Someone to Blame Whenever Misfortune Befalls
August 12, 2009 4:00 PM by Vern Enge
It never ceases to amaze me whenever I see an account of an American filing a lawsuit because someone has died or been injured. As hard as we try, we cannot control the destiny of the people around us. We also place some unrealistic cash values on the Read More...


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