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  • Setting the World on Fire

    By ADVANCE for Respiratory Care and Sleep Medicine These days, one of the more stark images you’re treated as you drive along — particularly in parts of the American Midwest — is the presence of once thriving, but now abandoned factories. With one look, you’re instantly tied to a still-barely-living past that actually isn’t any more distant than ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views (Weblog) on October 29, 2015
  • Autumn’s Allergies: Back With a Vengeance

    This week, country music star Shania Twain — probably best known for her song “Man! I Feel Like a Woman!” — wasn’t feeling anything other than sick, so much so that she canceled two performances on what’s supposed to be her last planned tour after an 11-year hiatus.And what was the culprit that will ultimately keep the singer off the ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views (Weblog) on October 8, 2015
  • Allergens Keeping Many Americans Up at Night

    Three-quarters of U.S. adults experience occasional to frequent sleep disruptions, according to a new survey from AllerEase. (www.aller-ease.com) Respondents to the summer survey of 1,015 adults in the U.S. cited several possible causes, including temperature-related discomfort or needing to use the bathroom and experiencing allergy symptoms. ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views (Weblog) on September 24, 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
  • MERS: The Next Pandemic?

    By Bruce Merchant, MD Science tells us that new viral mutations are occurring all the time. Many of these mutations are effectively neutral and are of little importance but, every now and again, a mutation will occur in a virus which gives it a major biological advantage. For a virus, that’s the ability to infect a host and to go on ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views (Weblog) on June 11, 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
  • 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
  • Oil Spill Clean-Up Associated With Respiratory Problems

    We may not know the full health impact of the recent Gulf oil disaster for years to come. In 2002, the Prestige oil tanker spilled 67,000 tons of oil off the coast of Spain. A new study examined the respiratory effects and chromosomal damage in 501 clean-up workers two years after that exposure.Investigators measured respiratory symptoms; forced ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views (Weblog) on September 1, 2010