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  • Beware: Respiratory Illness On The Loose

    It seems unexplained outbreaks are the name of the game this year ... and this time it's hitting home in the U.S. The CDC has reported a recent outbreak of enterovirus 68 (EV-D68 ) in Illinois and Missouri, with warnings that it could spread to neighboring states. It's time for pediatric RTs to strap on their battle gear with this one, as EV-D68 ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views (Weblog) on September 10, 2014
  • New Insight into Asthma Triggers

    Could you unknowingly be aiding and abetting your patient's asthma triggers simply by labeling them as such? New research suggests that just might be the case when it comes to odor-triggered asthma. Researchers at the Monell Center have found ''that simply believing that an odor is potentially harmful can increase airway inflammation in asthmatics ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views (Weblog) on July 28, 2014
  • A New Reason to Kick the Cola Habit: Your Lungs

    Soda, pop, cola: whatever you call it, you might want to rethink it as your drink of choice. A new study from Australia links the bubbly beverage to asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Researchers surveyed close to 17,000 people about their daily consumption of Coke, lemonade, flavored mineral water, Powerade, and Gatorade, and all ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views (Weblog) on February 8, 2012
  • Football Players Don't Get Asthma....

    That was the message conveyed by the football coach of one young player who began wheezing during practices. Here's an excerpt from the parent's frustration as published by WebMD: ''My son is almost 12 and has played football since first grade. This year he began wheezing and was prescribed an inhaler by his doctor. His doctor ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views (Weblog) on September 12, 2011
  • Researcher Says Traffic Pollution May Affect Unborn Children

    Dr. Mohammad Shamssain and his British research team recently completed a study into the impact of high levels of traffic pollution on schoolchildren's respiratory systems, allergies and conditions such as asthma. The team found the pollution is far-reaching -- right into an expectant mother's womb.Testing the lung functions of 1,397 ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views (Weblog) on July 7, 2011
  • Electronic Nose Can 'Smell' Asthma

    Dutch scientists have developed an ''electronic nose'' which can smell if someone has asthma, according to Expatica News Service. What's more, it can sniff out the disease within a mere five minutes. Reports on the diagnostic nostrils appeared in The Netherlands' daily newspaper, Telegraaf, yesterday. For those who ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views (Weblog) on May 3, 2011
  • Researchers Find Gaping Hole in Quality Asthma Care

    Most children do not know how to use their inhalers correctly. Whose fault is that? Care providers. According to a new study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Fewer than one in 10 children with asthma use traditional inhalers correctly. While children have more success with newer inhaler designs, at best only one child in four ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views (Weblog) on April 5, 2011
  • ATS Blasts Proposed Legislation Allowing Unlimited Carbon Pollution

    American Thoracic Society President Dean E. Schraufnagel, MD, expressed opposition to legislation introduced Friday by Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) and Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI) to prohibit the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from issuing rules on carbon pollution and other greenhouse gases, according to a Newswise news release ''The Clean Air Act ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views (Weblog) on March 7, 2011
  • School-Based Program Helps Urban Teens Manage Asthma

    Guess what! Students can learn a lot more than history and math in school. Researchers in New York City studied the effects of Asthma Self-Management for Adolescents (ASMA), a program aimed at urban youth and their medical providers. They concluded the school-based intervention program was successful in significantly improving asthma ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views (Weblog) on December 14, 2010
  • Five Years After Katrina, Health Effects Linger

    Nearly 80 percent of children with asthma in post-Katrina New Orleans were sensitive to mold, according to research findings from Head-off Environmental Asthma in Louisiana (HEAL) Phase I. It is 50 percent in major urban areas around the country.''We have heard a lot about how Katrina changed the city of New Orleans but very little about how the ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views (Weblog) on August 26, 2010
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