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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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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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Why Mesothelioma is Often Missed by Doctors
July 9, 2015 1:48 PM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
Mesothelioma.us, a free online resource devoted to helping people with mesothelioma and their loved ones, has just posted a new study that says the symptoms of the deadly disease often slip by doctors. As the new article on http://mesothelioma.us/ notes, Read More...
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Restorative Sleep Just a Dream for Many Americans
June 25, 2015 2:10 PM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
New research reveals although eighty percent of physically active adults say they desire eight or more hours of sleep per night, only 41% actually do. Commissioned by mattress maker Nodical Bed , the study explored sleep patterns and attitudes among adults 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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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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Americans Harbor Conflicting Attitudes about Sleep
May 14, 2015 12:07 PM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
Newly released research conducted by the Better Sleep Council (BSC) shows Americans are conflicted in their thoughts about sleep. The survey found that a large majority of people understand that sleep is necessary to recharge, restore and refresh. However, 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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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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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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So Many Different Types of Dust!
October 7, 2011 11:32 AM by Valerie Newitt
Think of this next time you pick up your feather duster: Researchers at Ohio State University recently isolated 63 unique dust particles from their own lab. Forty of the particles (63 percent) contained organic material. The most common mineral was quartz, Read More...
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Campus Smoking Ban Yields Success
September 15, 2011 12:38 PM by Valerie Newitt
Even a lightly-enforced smoking ban can have major impact on a college campus. So says a study from Indiana University (IU) published online in the journal Preventive Medicine . When investigators looked at student behavior following the implementation Read More...
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