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  • Study: Omega-3 Fatty Acids May Reduce Asthma Risk in Children

    By ADVANCE Perspectives   According to a study published in The New England Journal of Medicine, researchers have found taking certain omega-3 fatty acids during pregnancy reduces the risk of the child developing asthma by nearly one-third.   The study from the Copenhagen Prospective Studies on Asthma in Childhood, or ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views (Weblog) on December 29, 2016
  • Putting Peanut Allergies Back in Their Shell

    By Tamer Abouras   These days, it seems pretty common to have a friend or relative who unfortunately suffers from a peanut allergy, lactose intolerance or Celiac Disease. Off the top of my head, I can think of two cousins and several close friends who fit into some or all three of those classifications, seemingly resigned to live their ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views (Weblog) on May 27, 2016
  • Color Running into Respiratory Problems?

    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 are also available in spades. One of the most popular of these is the ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views (Weblog) on May 19, 2016
  • The Kids Are Not Alright

    By Tamer Abouras   In the late 1990s and early 2000s when I was growing up, the anti-smoking campaigns were at their apex. Beyond merely demonizing (deservedly) the harmful habit of smoking, legislation was being passed at the state and federal levels to effectively put out cigarettes at indoor locations all across the United States. ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views (Weblog) on April 15, 2016
  • Medicated Millennials

    By Tamer Abouras   In spite of the fact that professional writing has increasingly moved to a digital medium, there is nonetheless an almost endless amount of ink (figuratively speaking) spent describing the “millennial” generation.   Whether it’s their effect on the workforce, the burden of student debt that they carry or ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views (Weblog) on April 6, 2016
  • Salting Away Sickness

    By Tamer Abouras   There are few parts of the United States that haven’t been blanketed with their first touch of springtime weather this week. Although the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reported recently that this winter was the warmest one ever recorded for the lower 48 states, there nonetheless seemed to be a ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views (Weblog) on March 10, 2016
  • Attack of the Ads

    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 by a completely remote, distributed workforce. For writers and editors, ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views (Weblog) on January 8, 2016
  • Access Denied

    By Tamer Abouras   In the midst of an unseasonably warm winter across several parts of the United States, it can easy to forget that with the season’s beginning comes the return of those inevitable respiratory infections and viruses. As you batten down the proverbial hatches, making sure to take every opportunity to wash your hands, ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views (Weblog) on December 31, 2015
  • Working Your Way Through Retirement

    Many people who waited eagerly for the day they could stop working and enjoy a leisurely retirement find that the reality doesn’t match their dreams. “Some people are not prepared financially or mentally to retire,” says Michael Bivona, a retired CPA and author of the book “Retiring? Beware!! Don’t Run Out of Money and Don’t Become Bored” ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views (Weblog) on June 5, 2015
  • Leveraging Technology for the Greater Good

    Editor's Note: Guest blogger Ronda McKay, DNP, CNS, RN is chief nursing officer and vice president of patient care services at Community Hospital, Munster, Ind. My recent article - Using Technology to Enhance Nurse Safety - generated quite a bit of response from members of the nursing community.  The discussion is important, as such ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses (Weblog) on June 3, 2015
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