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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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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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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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Setting the World on Fire
October 29, 2015 2:59 PM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
By Tamer Abouras These days, one of the more stark images you’re treated as you drive along — particularly in parts of the American Midwest — is the presence of once thriving, but now abandoned factories. With one look, you’re instantly tied to a still-barely-living Read More...
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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...
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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...
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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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Diligence and Prevention Can Relieve Pet Allergies
April 17, 2015 5:30 AM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
No amount of cleaning can eliminate animal allergens. Billions of them are present in every home (even those without pets). Vacuuming and scrubbing can reduce the count momentarily, but within seconds they usually start to accumulate again. Nevertheless, Read More...
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Make a Call for Healthy Air
September 20, 2011 10:18 AM by Valerie Newitt
A call for action is out! President of the American Lung Association Charles D. Connor issued a letter asking for support for clean air. He said, " We were outraged by President Obama’s September 2nd announcement that he would not update smog standard Read More...
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Researcher Says Traffic Pollution May Affect Unborn Children
July 7, 2011 8:59 AM by Valerie Newitt
Dr. Mohammad Shamssain and his British research team recently completed a study into the impact of high levels of traffic pollution on schoolchildren's respiratory systems, allergies and conditions such as asthma. The team found the pollution is far-reaching Read More...
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Study: High Stress, High Pollution Increase Children's Lung Damage
June 26, 2011 4:47 PM by Sharlene George
Growing up in a stressful household is associated with increases in lung damage from traffic-related pollution (TRP) in children, according to research from the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles. Characteristics Read More...
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Calling All Dads to Quit Smoking
June 19, 2011 10:57 PM by Sharlene George
One of my favorite stories my father told me when I was a little girl wasn't about princesses or ponies. It was a true story about the night he quit smoking. One evening when I was still brand-new, my dad bent over my crib to check if I was snug and content. 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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