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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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What You Need to Know About Ebola
August 18, 2014 3:31 PM by Rebecca Hepp
Ebola. Unless you have been living under a rock, you probably know more about this disease than you ever wanted to know. It has infected more than 2,000 people and killed at least 1,145 in four different West African countries already. And it's spreading. Read More...
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Researchers: Short Telomeres Increased Risk of Emphysema in Mice
July 17, 2011 11:03 PM by Sharlene George
While smoking cigarettes is the most common risk factor for emphysema, it is not known why some people are more prone to developing the disease than others. Researchers from Johns Hopkins University suggest that telomeres, the body’s own cellular clocks, 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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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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Oil Spill Clean-Up Associated With Respiratory Problems
September 1, 2010 7:34 AM by Mike Bederka
We may not know the full health impact of the recent Gulf oil disaster for years to come. In 2002, the Prestige oil tanker spilled 67,000 tons of oil off the coast of Spain. A new study examined the respiratory effects and chromosomal damage in 501 clean-up Read More...
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Another Study Links Violence to Asthma
July 28, 2010 2:11 PM by Vern Enge
Most therapists are aware of areas of town where knife and gun club activities fill the streets with blood and regularly punctuate the serenity of nighttime hours with gunshots. These dangerous neighborhoods send a steady stream of torn and punctured 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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Therapists Must Join Battle for Clean Air
January 8, 2010 12:22 PM by Vern Enge
It's a new year, and this is a good time for respiratory therapists to assume a pro-active public stance in promoting clean air in their home communities. Therapists can no longer rely solely on national organizations or federal agencies to battle for Read More...
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