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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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At-Home Allergies
January 21, 2016 1:00 PM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
By Tamer Abouras Fall is a hotly debated season. Some love it for the colors, the mild temperatures and the fact that pumpkin spice flavoring can be added to seemingly everything. Others dread the beginning of school, the earlier darkness and of course, Read More...
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Autumn’s Allergies: Back With a Vengeance
October 8, 2015 3:08 PM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
By Tamer Abouras This week, country music star Shania Twain — probably best known for her song “Man! I Feel Like a Woman!” — wasn’t feeling anything other than sick, so much so that she canceled two performances on what’s supposed to be her last planned Read More...
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Allergens Keeping Many Americans Up at Night
September 24, 2015 2:28 PM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
Three-quarters of U.S. adults experience occasional to frequent sleep disruptions, according to a new survey from AllerEase. (www.aller-ease.com) Respondents to the summer survey of 1,015 adults in the U.S. cited several possible causes, including temperature-related 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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Americans Harbor Conflicting Attitudes about Sleep
May 14, 2015 12:07 PM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
Newly released research conducted by the Better Sleep Council (BSC) shows Americans are conflicted in their thoughts about sleep. The survey found that a large majority of people understand that sleep is necessary to recharge, restore and refresh. However, Read More...
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Improving Aerosol Therapy for Respiratory Disorders
May 1, 2015 9:15 AM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
Premier healthcare innovation marketplace, Edison Nation Medical, and the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC), have announced a global search to uncover innovations for improving aerosol therapy for patients with respiratory disorders. Inhaled 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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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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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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Gulf Spill Health Problems Mimic Other Oil Disasters
June 7, 2010 8:04 AM by Vern Enge
As cleanup efforts of the BP blown-out oil well continue in the Gulf of Mexico, some of the workers involved in that operation are beginning to experience health problems and are slowly trickling into Gulf Coast hospitals seeking medical help. They are Read More...
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BPA Linked to Various Health Problems
May 25, 2010 7:52 AM by Vern Enge
You can't taste it, smell it, or feel it, but the chemical Bisphonel A (more commonly known as BPA) may be having more of an impact on your life than imagined. BPA has been previously linked to cancer, developmental problems, and erectile dysfunction; 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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