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  • More Than a Bunch of Hot Air

    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, MD, Director, Interstitial Lung Disease Program, University of Miami Health System, Miami, ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views (Weblog) on August 27, 2015
  • Americans Celebrate 80th Year of Social Security

    AARP released results of a survey this week as America marks the 80th anniversary of Social Security on August 14, 2015. Americans of all ages continue to have strong feelings of support for Social Security, and the survey found several key themes. According to the national survey of adults, Social Security remains a core part of retirement ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views (Weblog) on August 14, 2015
  • Sleeping with Arianna Huffington

    In a recent edition of Parade, Arianna Huffington said the secret to her success is getting eight hours of sleep every night.   “When I get enough sleep, I'm better at everything. I'm more creative, I'm less reactive, I'm better with my children,” the 65-year-old founder of the Huffington Post told Parade.     And she ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views (Weblog) on August 6, 2015
  • Pulse Oximetry Tests for CCHD

    All babies in the U.S. have a newborn blood screen. Newborn screens are run by each state.  All states test for sickle cell, metabolic, endocrine disorders and nearly all screen for cystic fibrosis (CF).  Other states may choose to test for more disease processes in the newborn blood screens. Early diagnosis allows parents ...
  • AMT Partners with Kidney Fund in New Campaign

      According to a recent press release, American Medical Technologists (AMT) has partnered with the American Kidney Fund (AKF) to foster and promote collaborative work focusing on the role of allied health professionals in the prevention and treatment of chronic kidney disease and end-stage renal disease.   “Throughout ...
  • What You Need to Know About Ebola

    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. But are healthcare workers prepared if Ebola were to hop the pond and start spreading in the ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views (Weblog) on August 18, 2014
  • Aisle 3: Asthma Treatment

    Could the local Walgreen's or CVS become your asthma patients' first stop when they need an allergy shot or nebulizer treatment? It certainly seems like that's what the pharmacy giants are hoping. With retail sales floundering, outpatient medical care services down, and the economy still in a sad state, both companies are expanding the services ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views (Weblog) on June 23, 2009
  • Respiratory Care: What a Tweet?

    This morning, Sherman Health in Elgin, Ill. simulcast the first surgery ever on Twitter and Facebook. With one twitter-ready computer, a mini HD camera, a mini DV camera, digital SLR, and two iPhones present,. Raja Chatterji, MD and Humberto Lamoutte, MD, performed a total hysterectomy using a high-tech surgical robot.  Tweet by tweet, status ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views (Weblog) on April 2, 2009
  • Sending wishes of lung cancer to your friends

    Chinese health officials are celebrating the New Year with an anti-smoking campaign to end the tradition of giving cigarettes as gifts. The campaign from the China Center for Disease Control and Prevention stresses that giving such gifts is like ''sending wishes of lung cancer and other respiratory diseases to your friends.''The country grows ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views (Weblog) on January 28, 2009
  • Live from AARC: 'Tis the Season to Speak Out

    Economic troubles have many pinching their pennies and cutting down their gift lists this holiday season. But this year, there's at least one valuable gift respiratory specialists can give their profession without spending a dime: their voice. While many health care professionals feel helpless with competitive bidding and oxygen caps looming ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views (Weblog) on December 16, 2008
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