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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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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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Nurses Career Satisfaction Low, What About RTs?
June 29, 2012 4:13 PM by test test
Are you satisfied with your career? Respiratory therapists, sleep technologists, and well, really anyone in the medical field, sometimes wish for more advancement opportunities and better recognition of the extraordinary efforts they make to keep patients Read More...
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Who Is To Blame for Hospital Bullying?
May 9, 2011 1:34 PM by test test
Hospital workplace bullying has become a hot button topic and this weekend, oncology nurse Theresa Brown pushed the issue to the boiling point. In an editorial published in the New York Times, Brown took physicians to task for establishing an oppressive Read More...
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Does Your Résumé Say 'Non-Smoker'?
April 28, 2011 8:30 AM by Valerie Newitt
"Smokers Need Not Apply." That sign was theoretically hoisted by the human resources department at St. Luke's Hospital & Health Network in Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley one year ago. The network consists of five hospitals and some 7,000 employees serving Read More...
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Should You "Friend" Patients on Facebook?
February 6, 2011 10:18 PM by Sharlene George
(Editor's Note: This guest blog written by Amanda Koehler originally appeared at http://community.advanceweb.com/bloggroups/58/Home.aspx .) Facebook has evolved from a college time waster to a useful tool in the business world. It's not just for college Read More...
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Who Causes Poor Morale?
January 30, 2011 9:03 PM by Sharlene George
(Editor's Note: This guest blog written by Scott Warner, MLT(ASCP), originally appeared at http://laboratorian.advanceweb.com/ .) In a lab of 20 employees, three care enough to pick up the slack, five work hard to yank it away, and twelve just hope another Read More...
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5 Tips For Handling Holiday Scheduling Stress
December 10, 2010 11:55 AM by test test
The holiday season is upon us. What does this bring for the average respiratory therapist? Most likely the 12 days of the holiday season brings something close to the following: the beginning of the busy , pneumonia-filled winter season; the stress of Read More...
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Some Doctors Opt for Treating Fewer Patients
June 28, 2010 9:41 AM by Vern Enge
As a therapist, you find yourself on both sides of a health care coin. Heads, you're a health care provider. Tails, a health care user. And just as your day-to-day job descriptions have changed over the past years, so too might your options in tomorrow's Read More...
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Emergency Departments Destined to Get Busier
June 23, 2010 2:19 PM by Vern Enge
Crowded emergency departments across the nation buzz with activity around the clock. But these units may get considerably busier over the next several years as new health care reform provisions get implemented. Emergency department caregivers have already Read More...
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How Does Your Salary Measure Up?
May 6, 2010 10:10 AM by test test
What's a fair wage for respiratory therapists and sleep professionals after this year of economic turmoil? What type of benefits are hospitals and health systems now providing? How long are students job searching before finding their first position? We Read More...
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Some New Thoughts on ARDS Treatments
October 1, 2009 10:28 AM by Vern Enge
Results of two recent studies may provide respiratory therapists with some flexibility in treating their acute respiratory distress syndrome patients, according to Timothy A. Mullen, RRT, in an article titled "Beyond ARDS Net: A Two-Study Review Shows Read More...
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ACCP Leaders to Pass Torch to New Top Executive
August 13, 2009 12:06 PM by Vern Enge
There will be a change of leadership at one of the nation's premier medical groups starting in November. On Nov. 6, Paul A. Markowski will succeed Alvin Lever, a fellow of the college of chest physicians (honorary), as the executive vice president and Read More...
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Aisle 3: Asthma Treatment
June 23, 2009 12:38 PM by Colleen Mullarkey
Could the local Walgreen's or CVS become your asthma patients' first stop when they need an allergy shot or nebulizer treatment? It certainly seems like that's what the pharmacy giants are hoping . With retail sales floundering, outpatient medical care Read More...
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