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  • Greater Than the Sum

    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 somehow topples a juggernaut. And far from being a rare occurrence, it’s actually ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views (Weblog) on February 25, 2016
  • Winter Weakens Lungs

    By Tamer Abouras   While people have differences of opinion about their favorite seasons, it’s safe to say that those of us that like winter most are in the minority. Gallup has periodically polled this question and repeated come back with the answer that — all things being equal — most of us prefer all of the three warmer seasons to the ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views (Weblog) on February 18, 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
  • Getting It Right

    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 have you feeling significantly better in a matter of 24 hours. Probably the only ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views (Weblog) on December 17, 2015
  • Vaporizing the E-Cigarette Myth

    By Tamer Abouras In a BBC television adaptation of Anne Bronte’s “The Tenant of Wildfell Hall,” there is an insightful quote that ironically does not appear in the novel itself: “We are all too eager to think our pleasures must be blessed.” Pulling back from the spiritual context of that point, it could be translated into plain speech as “we’re ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views (Weblog) on December 9, 2015
  • Lights Out

    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, awareness about the dangers of smoking has led to stricter legislation, self-imposed bans by ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views (Weblog) on November 6, 2015
  • Mechanical Ventilation Innovation Challenge

    Edison Nation Medical and the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) https://www.aarc.org/ have announced a worldwide search to uncover innovations for improving the process, outcomes and comfort for patients requiring intubation and mechanical ventilation. The innovation search is open now through Oct. 31. Additional information can be ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views (Weblog) on August 20, 2015
  • Why Mesothelioma is Often Missed by Doctors

    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, mesothelioma typically takes a very long time to incubate in the body before any symptoms will ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views (Weblog) on July 9, 2015
  • Restorative Sleep Just a Dream for Many Americans

    New research reveals although eighty percent of physically active adults say they desire eight or more hours of sleep per night, only 41% actually do. Commissioned by mattress maker Nodical Bed, the study explored sleep patterns and attitudes among adults who self-identify as highly health conscious and regularly engage in activities such as ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views (Weblog) on June 25, 2015
  • Twitter and Sleep Disorders

    Researchers from Boston Children's Hospital and Merck have built the beginnings of ''digital phenotype'' of insomnia and other sleep disorders based on data from Twitter. Published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research, the study is one of the first to look at relationships between social media use and sleep issues, and—based on ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views (Weblog) on June 18, 2015
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