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ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views

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...
More Than a Bunch of Hot Air
August 27, 2015 2:21 PM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
This summer has been the hottest in history around the world, experts say. However, many may not realize the potential health risks high temperatures pose, especially lung health and to older Americans in particular. In response, Dr. Marilyn Glassberg, Read More...
Platelet Rich Plasma for Damaged Lungs
July 16, 2015 4:38 PM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
A New York City-based doctor was recently interviewed by PBS’ American Health Journal about his innovative nebulized platelet rich plasma (PRP) treatment. In the AHJ interview, Dr. Prabhat Soni, MD, FCCP, DABSM, DABOM, ABAARM, demonstrated his stem cell 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...
Beware: Respiratory Illness On The Loose
September 10, 2014 3:05 PM by Rebecca Hepp
It seems unexplained outbreaks are the name of the game this year ... and this time it's hitting home in the U.S. The CDC has reported a recent outbreak of enterovirus 68 (EV-D68 ) in Illinois and Missouri, with warnings that it could spread to neighboring Read More...
Pea Sprouts Inside Man's Lung
August 12, 2010 11:02 AM by Mike Bederka
I watched this video twice before I believed it. A Massachusetts man had a pea seed sprouting inside his lung. Doctors originally thought it was cancer until a closer look at the X-ray revealed the amazing discovery. Ron Sveden said he never felt anything 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...
Bank Robber Makes his Getaway with Loot and his Portable Oxygen System
September 16, 2009 1:17 PM by Colleen Mullarkey
The increasing portability of long-term oxygen systems has given patients more freedom to have an active lifestyle than ever before. But somehow I doubt manufacturers designed these on-the-go systems for patients on the run from bank robbery. An elderly Read More...
Some Excuse: Asthma Patient Fined $300 for Drug Possession
January 13, 2009 2:03 PM by Colleen Mullarkey
Police in St. John's, Antiqua arrested a man with asthma for possession of marijuana yesterday. The man, who has no previous convictions, told the court he smokes the drug because of his respiratory ailment. Read the full story here . Read More...
Respiratory Rarities: Pets' Allergies Linked to Owner's
August 8, 2008 11:02 AM by test test
Could Fido and Fifi be allergic to flowers too? Researchers from Germany's Medical University Lübeck say "Ja." They studied more than 4,200 people and their pets to determine whether environmental factors in a living space had similar effects on creatures Read More...


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