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  • Platelet Rich Plasma for Damaged Lungs

    A New York City-based doctor was recently interviewed by PBS’ American Health Journal about his innovative nebulized platelet rich plasma (PRP) treatment. In the AHJ interview, Dr. Prabhat Soni, MD, FCCP, DABSM, DABOM, ABAARM, demonstrated his stem cell nebulizer mask and its effectiveness in treating lung problems, such as allergies, asthma ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views (Weblog) on July 16, 2015
  • CVS Funds Smoking Cessation Program for Veterans, Others

    Easter Seals is marking World No Tobacco Day on May 31, by launching a national smoking cessation program to help veterans, people with disabilities and caregivers live healthier, tobacco-free lives. Funding for the new program is supported by a $400,000 grant from the CVS Health Foundation. CVS stopped selling cigarettes in its stores ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views (Weblog) on May 28, 2015
  • Improving Aerosol Therapy for Respiratory Disorders

    Premier healthcare innovation marketplace, Edison Nation Medical, and the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC), have announced a global search to uncover innovations for improving aerosol therapy for patients with respiratory disorders. Inhaled therapy has been routinely employed for over half a century in ambulatory patients with ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views (Weblog) on May 1, 2015
  • Respiratory ‘Call for Targets’ Issued to World’s Researchers

    MRC Technology, an independent life science research charity, recently announced a ‘call for targets’ to find new therapeutic concepts for treatment of respiratory disease. The worldwide call to academic researchers offers the opportunity to collaborate with MRC Technology’s Centre for Therapeutic Discovery (CTD) on target validation and ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views (Weblog) on March 26, 2015
  • 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
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