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Spyryx Biosciences Presents Data on SPX-101
November 4, 2016 8:48 AM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
By Tamer Abouras There is big news pertaining to Cystic Fibrosis (CF) coming out of the 2016 North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference (NACFC), where three posters presented by Spyryx Biosciences provided data demonstrating the safety, stability and efficacy Read More...
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Data from Phase 1 Trial of Triplex Vaccine for Control of Cytomegalovirus Published in Blood
October 28, 2016 11:51 AM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
By ADVANCE Perspectives Duarte, CA and New York, NY — City of Hope and Helocyte, Inc., a majority-owned subsidiary of Fortress Biotech, Inc. has announced that data from the Phase 1 trial of Helocyte’s Triplex vaccine were published online this month Read More...
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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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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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Lung Cancer Screen Time
February 8, 2016 10:11 AM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
By Tamer Abouras With the 2016 Iowa Caucuses now behind us, the election year officially feels as though it’s in full swing. While it’s anyone’s guess as to who might emerge from the crowded Republican field and surprisingly competitive Democratic battle, Read More...
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Getting It Right
December 17, 2015 12:55 PM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
By Tamer Abouras As a kid, few things were less satisfying than a trip to the doctor’s office that ended without being handed some kind of prescription antibiotic. Aside from the validation that your day off of school was in fact merited, most antibiotics Read More...
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Joyful Noise
November 18, 2015 4:43 PM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
By Tamer Abouras It’s been a big month for COPD. In addition to November officially being COPD Awareness Month, Wednesday, November 18 was World COPD Day. To mark the occasion, there have been several initiatives designed to both raise awareness of the Read More...
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Lights Out
November 6, 2015 7:25 AM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
By Tamer Abouras It’s hard to believe that until only fairly recently, indoor smoking was still alive and well. Even at restaurants, a host asking if you would prefer to sit in the smoking or non-smoking section was standard. In recent years, however, Read More...
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Why Mesothelioma is Often Missed by Doctors
July 9, 2015 1:48 PM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
Mesothelioma.us, a free online resource devoted to helping people with mesothelioma and their loved ones, has just posted a new study that says the symptoms of the deadly disease often slip by doctors. As the new article on http://mesothelioma.us/ notes, 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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A Stark Reminder of Polio
April 10, 2015 9:19 AM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
By Ted Hill, MBE, CEO, The British Polio Fellowship The recent news that 107 children in the U.S. have been left paralyzed from what is being described as a “Polio-like disease” is deeply concerning. It offers a stark reminder of times gone by when the Read More...
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Children with CF Benefit from Simple Exercise Program
May 3, 2011 9:25 AM by Valerie Newitt
Many pulmonologists have shied away from formally prescribing exercise as part of the treatment plan for children with cystic fibrosis (CF). But it may be time for change. A small Johns Hopkins Children's Center study of children and teens with CF shows Read More...
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Researchers: Vitamin D Deficiency Inhibits Lung Growth and Decreases Function
February 25, 2011 2:04 PM by Valerie Newitt
Previously linked to the severity of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in humans, vitamin D deficiency has now been shown to alter lung structure and function in young mice. According to a Newswise news release, the new study, conducted Read More...
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Research Drug May Delay Progression of Cystic Fibrosis
January 5, 2011 9:51 AM by Valerie Newitt
Patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) with normal to mildly impaired lung function may benefit from a new investigational drug designed to help prevent formation of the sticky mucus that is a hallmark of the disease, according to researchers involved in Read More...
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