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  • 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