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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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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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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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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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Patients; Doctors Weigh in On LABA Risk
December 11, 2008 11:20 AM by test test
A panel of 30 medical and scientific Food and Drug Administration advisors plans to vote today on whether the safety risks posed by long acting beta agonists outweigh the benefits to respiratory patients. But professional and patient organizations across Read More...
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Don’t be a fool, stay in school…it might help you quit smoking.
April 1, 2008 4:16 PM by Colleen Mullarkey
Education level affects smokers' responses to TV ads that promote smoking cessation, according to a new study from the University of Wisconsin. Researchers surveyed 452 adult smokers of different socioeconomic and educational levels and found better-educated Read More...
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AAAAI Coverage — Keynote Address
March 18, 2008 1:34 PM by Colleen Mullarkey
Kirk Walters of The Toledo Blade Technology in the 21 st century has eased us of most of the physical burdens our grandparents and great-grandparents had to endure, but certainly some of our modern-day conveniences have come at a price. Our society has Read More...
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Must-See TV
January 30, 2008 9:08 AM by Sharlene George
In the wake of the glam and glitter of the Screen Actors Guild Awards, here's one more film to put on your list of "must sees." Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death in the U.S., but studies have shown physicians don't feel equipped to Read More...
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