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Not Just Blowing Smoke
May 6, 2016 1:57 PM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
By Tamer Abouras One of the great fallacies we sometimes entertain is the idea that smoking as a tempting boogeyman — particularly for curious adolescents — is largely a thing of the past, thanks to effective PSAs. The unfortunate truth of the matter, Read More...
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LUNGevity Launches #ThisIsHope Campaign
April 29, 2016 9:07 AM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
By Tamer Abouras Cancer occupies a singular, ugly space in the hearts and minds of many. Those few unaffected — at least tangentially — by the disease dread the mere mention of it ever coming to their door. Those who have been affected, either personally Read More...
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Europeans to Launch COPD Call to Action
June 25, 2010 7:49 AM by Vern Enge
While the 24 million Americans with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease are of major concern in U.S. health care circles, the patient population here pales in comparison to the 44 million Europeans with the same breathing problems. To gain support for Read More...
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Deciphering Coding Conundrums
February 13, 2009 2:14 PM by Colleen Mullarkey
The Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) demonstration program proved to be a great success for the Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services. Medicare already has recouped nearly $1 billion from providers in the five states where the program was launched Read More...
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Smokers Pay Price as Obama Passes Children’s Health Care Bill
February 4, 2009 4:48 PM by Frank Visco
President Barack Obama took his first step toward fulfilling his campaign promise to get insurance coverage for all Americans this afternoon by signing a bill to expand the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). It will extend health care Read More...
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Sending wishes of lung cancer to your friends
January 28, 2009 8:48 AM by Colleen Mullarkey
Chinese health officials are celebrating the New Year with an anti-smoking campaign to end the tradition of giving cigarettes as gifts. The campaign from the China Center for Disease Control and Prevention stresses that giving such gifts is like "sending Read More...
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No Smokes for S.F. Pharmacies
October 7, 2008 1:19 PM by test test
Change is in the air in San Francisco-or at least in its pharmacies. A law preventing city pharmacies from selling tobacco products took effect this month. The ban is the first of its kind in the U.S., but advocates say it follows the stance taken by Read More...
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