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  • Americans Celebrate 80th Year of Social Security

    AARP released results of a survey this week as America marks the 80th anniversary of Social Security on August 14, 2015. Americans of all ages continue to have strong feelings of support for Social Security, and the survey found several key themes. According to the national survey of adults, Social Security remains a core part of retirement ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views (Weblog) on August 14, 2015
  • The Problem with Windows XP

    Now that Windows 10 is here (it’s free if you have Windows 7 or higher) laboratories should worry about computers still running Windows XP. These include desktops in offices, laptops, and data managers attached to an instrument. The problem with Windows XP is more than being old (it was released in 2001), ugly (the “Teletubbies” theme is ...
    Posted to Stepwise Success (Weblog) on August 3, 2015
  • High-Tech Game Changers for Poor Sleep

    The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) this week announced the formation of its new Sleep Technology Council, “a group whose mission will be to support and enable innovations in consumer sleep technology.'' The council will include participants from several industry players, including Beddit, Emfit, Jawbone, MetroNaps, MisFit Wearables, Responsive ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views (Weblog) on July 23, 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
  • First Class Clinicians

    Last week I met a skilled clinician who had recently relocated, transitioning from running a private practice in an urban environment to working in a rural school district. After our conversation, she shared the following sentiment: “I was encouraged by your own strong feelings that school-based clinicians aren't second class therapists and ...
    Posted to Speech in the Schools (Weblog) on July 3, 2015
  • Let’s Engage Nurses in HIT Planning, Implementation and Optimization

    Healthcare organizations (HCOs) will benefit from involving nurses in health information technology (HIT) planning, implementation and optimization. The process begins early. Nursing schools, colleges and universities must build students' informatics awareness, knowledge and skills, as well as their drive to innovate and transform their work in ...
  • Texting at Work

    Consultant Rebecca Mazin complains on the website All Business, “I have personally noted many examples of flagrant, highly inappropriate workplace texting.” What about your laboratory? Chances are, it’s happening regardless of policy enforcement. A 2011 Pew Research Center report found that Americans age 18 to 29 receive five times as many ...
    Posted to Stepwise Success (Weblog) on July 1, 2015
  • Window into Stuttering

    As clinicians, many of us do not have a societally recognized form of disability. We have the privilege of able-ness. Our work ensures daily contact with individuals who may be identified by society and/or may self-identify as individuals with a disability.  Even though providing therapeutic services is our calling, we are still only able ...
    Posted to Speech in the Schools (Weblog) on June 25, 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
  • To UV or Not to UV

    While on safety rounds in our pharmacy one day I noticed a switch on their biosafety cabinet for an ultraviolet light. Is this used? I wondered. Neither of us used UV, but we decided to check, since both of our hoods were due for annual maintenance. According to one of my sources, these lights are used in pharmacies. According to the biotech guy, ...
    Posted to Stepwise Success (Weblog) on June 10, 2015
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