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  • 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
  • ACAAI 2008: Embracing the Challenges of Change

    In keeping with the College's theme for this year's meeting, ''Embracing the Challenges of Change,'' ACAAI President-Elect Rich Gower, MD, welcomed attendees at this morning's opening ceremony and encouraged them to broaden their horizons in allergy, asthma, and immunology. As you all know, the practice of medicine is undergoing a lot of change, ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views (Weblog) on November 8, 2008
  • Can Barack Please Have a Cigarette?

    That's how graduate student and writer Paul Devlin started off his open letter to Michelle Obama at the end of April. He went as far as saying that the future of the free world and perhaps Barack Obama's campaign depends on him getting his nicotine fix: Maybe he could have one this weekend? He really needs to win Indiana. Also, keep in ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views (Weblog) on June 24, 2008
  • Dear Abby Advises Smoker on How to Refuse Quitting Advice

    Nowadays, the pressure is on for smokers to quit - but some feel their habit and its health risks are no one's business but their own. Dear Abby published a letter from ''Not Ready to Kick the Butts in Kenosha,'' a smoker who was sick of hearing lectures about why he should quit. He asked how to politely tell the concerned individuals to ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views (Weblog) on June 21, 2008
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