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Color Running into Respiratory Problems?
May 19, 2016 12:20 PM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
By Tamer Abouras With spring here and summer just around the corner, opportunities to have fun outdoor exercise are aplenty. And for those looking to shed a few pounds or just improve their general health, events that make exercise more social and group-oriented Read More...
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Greater Than the Sum
February 25, 2016 10:46 AM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
By Tamer Abouras There’s a saying that gets thrown around, often in the context of sports, that the “whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” Seemingly oxymoronic, the point is typically made when trying to explain how a team of unextraordinary players Read More...
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Attack of the Ads
January 8, 2016 2:01 PM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
By Tamer Abouras There are numerous wonderful things about how information is produced in the digital age. Entire publications which once required dozens of people under one roof to put together can now be written, edited and adorned with art and illustration Read More...
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Anti-Vax Ammo
November 25, 2015 11:05 AM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
By Tamer Abouras The annual debate over flu vaccines is a quixotic one. Whatever founded or unfounded skepticism people have about their governments, it seems that only those most inclined to believe in conspiracy theories see something as benign as a 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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3B Medical Claims Lack Substance, ResMed Says
April 3, 2015 1:41 PM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
3B Medical Inc., a sleep therapy equipment maker, this week filed suit against competitor ResMed alleging several antitrust violations, reportedly including trying to create a monopoly by “choosing winners and losers in the CMS competitive bidding process Read More...
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Football Players Don't Get Asthma....
September 12, 2011 11:44 AM by Valerie Newitt
That was the message conveyed by the football coach of one young player who began wheezing during practices. Here's an excerpt from the parent's frustration as published by WebMD : "My son is almost 12 and has played football since first grade. This year Read More...
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Utilize Social Media for Disaster Communications
August 26, 2011 10:01 AM by Valerie Newitt
East Coasters have just rocked-and-rolled through their first appreciable earthquake in years, and now we're batting down the hatches as Hurricane Irene prepares to swirl up the Eastern seaboard. We're taking this seriously. In fact, an early morning, Read More...
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ATS Blasts Proposed Legislation Allowing Unlimited Carbon Pollution
March 7, 2011 12:09 PM by Valerie Newitt
American Thoracic Society President Dean E. Schraufnagel, MD, expressed opposition to legislation introduced Friday by Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) and Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI) to prohibit the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from issuing rules on carbon Read More...
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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...
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Households Harbor Unique Combinations of Dust Particles
May 10, 2010 9:10 AM by Vern Enge
There are only two types of dust, claimed a humor writer once upon a time. There is black dust that attaches itself to white surfaces and white dust that accumulates on dark surfaces . Ah, if only life could be that simple. Unfortunately, it isn't. In Read More...
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The Beat Goes on at Organ Donor Programs
May 4, 2010 11:53 AM by Mike Bederka
National Donate Life Month came to a close last week with 107,267 people left on the waiting list for life-saving organ transplants. Few respiratory therapists work directly for transplant programs; however, their patients may include those awaiting transplants Read More...
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To Google Or Not To Google?
April 27, 2010 10:47 AM by test test
Have you ever Googled your patients or requested their friendship on Facebook? What would patients find if they Googled you? And would you accept a Facebook friend request from a patient? Our sister publication ADVANCE for Physician Assistants posted Read More...
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Icelandic Volcano Ash Isn't Threat to U.S. Residents
April 21, 2010 5:04 PM by Vern Enge
While the clouds of ash spewing from an Icelandic volcano have brought airline traffic to a halt throughout northern Europe, the volcano's impact on the United States is expected to be minimal health-wise, according to comments from Jeff Osiensky of the Read More...
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Size Really Does Matter In Health Care Delivery
March 31, 2010 1:57 PM by Vern Enge
Imagine yourself in a popular vacation shore community, warm rays of summer soothing your work-weary body. In the middle of the night, you wake to indigestion and pain in your chest and arm. You know you're in serious trouble. As one of a million heart Read More...
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