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Potential Respiratory Syncytial Virus Vaccine on the Way from Vaxart
June 30, 2016 2:02 PM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
By Tamer Abouras ADVANCE has covered respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) consistently in the past year. Any why wouldn’t we? RSV is a major cause of severe respiratory infection in the elderly, in immunocompromised patients and in adults with other underlying Read More...
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Salting Away Sickness
March 10, 2016 12:55 PM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
By Tamer Abouras There are few parts of the United States that haven’t been blanketed with their first touch of springtime weather this week. Although the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reported recently that this winter was the Read More...
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What’s in a Sneeze?
March 3, 2016 1:48 PM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
By Tamer Abouras Remember the hubbub about 3D printed firearms a few years ago? The concept of 3D printing in and of itself — certainly one of the more futuristic ideas we’ve brought to life in recent times — is a little bit confounding until you’ve seen Read More...
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Winter Weakens Lungs
February 18, 2016 1:36 PM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
By Tamer Abouras While people have differences of opinion about their favorite seasons , it’s safe to say that those of us that like winter most are in the minority. Gallup has periodically polled this question and repeated come back with the answer that Read More...
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Lung Cancer Screen Time
February 8, 2016 10:11 AM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
By Tamer Abouras With the 2016 Iowa Caucuses now behind us, the election year officially feels as though it’s in full swing. While it’s anyone’s guess as to who might emerge from the crowded Republican field and surprisingly competitive Democratic battle, Read More...
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At-Home Allergies
January 21, 2016 1:00 PM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
By Tamer Abouras Fall is a hotly debated season. Some love it for the colors, the mild temperatures and the fact that pumpkin spice flavoring can be added to seemingly everything. Others dread the beginning of school, the earlier darkness and of course, Read More...
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Access Denied
December 31, 2015 10:07 AM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
By Tamer Abouras In the midst of an unseasonably warm winter across several parts of the United States, it can easy to forget that with the season’s beginning comes the return of those inevitable respiratory infections and viruses. As you batten down Read More...
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Getting It Right
December 17, 2015 12:55 PM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
By Tamer Abouras As a kid, few things were less satisfying than a trip to the doctor’s office that ended without being handed some kind of prescription antibiotic. Aside from the validation that your day off of school was in fact merited, most antibiotics Read More...
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Vaporizing the E-Cigarette Myth
December 9, 2015 12:01 PM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
By Tamer Abouras In a BBC television adaptation of Anne Bronte’s “The Tenant of Wildfell Hall,” there is an insightful quote that ironically does not appear in the novel itself: “ We are all too eager to think our pleasures must be blessed.” Pulling back Read More...
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Allergens Keeping Many Americans Up at Night
September 24, 2015 2:28 PM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
Three-quarters of U.S. adults experience occasional to frequent sleep disruptions, according to a new survey from AllerEase. (www.aller-ease.com) Respondents to the summer survey of 1,015 adults in the U.S. cited several possible causes, including temperature-related Read More...
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Mechanical Ventilation Innovation Challenge
August 20, 2015 10:22 PM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
Edison Nation Medical and the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) https://www.aarc.org/ have announced a worldwide search to uncover innovations for improving the process, outcomes and comfort for patients requiring intubation and mechanical 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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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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CVS Funds Smoking Cessation Program for Veterans, Others
May 28, 2015 9:15 AM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
Easter Seals is marking World No Tobacco Day on May 31, by launching a national smoking cessation program to help veterans, people with disabilities and caregivers live healthier, tobacco-free lives. Funding for the new program is supported by a $400,000 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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