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Smoking cessation programs not funded with tobacco income
Apparently the government makes $26.6 billion from taxes on tobacco sales or settlements from Big Tobacco. So, you would think that a good chunk of this would go towards funding programs meant to educate people about the dangers of smoking, preventing young...

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Mini CPAP approved by FDA
It would be nice if we had a picture of this. But, at the present time, none are available. However, ResMed has announced that the FDA has approved the world's smallest CPAP machine, called the Air Mini. The product will be launched later this year. The mac...

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Prehospital Ultrasounds May Help Diagnose Respiratory Distress
About 90% of breathing treatments ordered in the emergency room are for patients ultimately diagnosed with heart failure. This is according to a non-scientific poll of respiratory therapists This certainly bodes well for job security, but such injudicious u...

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Smoking cessation programs not funded with tobacco income
Apparently the government makes $26.6 billion from taxes on tobacco sales or settlements from Big Tobacco. So, you would think that a good chunk of this would go towards funding programs meant to educate people about the dangers of smoking, preventing young...

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Popular Heartburn Drugs Linked To Dementia
These overprescribed drugs have been linked to dementia. The link between asthma and GERD and heartburn have been known for quite some time now. There's also a known link between COPD and the stomach. Many of these patients find themselves taking a daily do...

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Study: Eating More Important Than Breathing
Breathing is important. As respiratory therapists, we know this more than anyone. But a new study conducted by the Bronchodilator Reform Committee of the U.S. Government purports to show that eating is even more important that breathing. The study involved ...

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How do you define small-town hospital?
Where I work is relatively considered a small-town hospital. So what is a small town hospital? How is a small-town hospital any different than any other hospital? Are all so called small-town hospitals the same; do things operate the same?  Where I work the...

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COPD Resolutions You Should Keep
The following was written by me and published at healthcentral.com/copd on January 4, 2016 COPD Resolutions You Should Keep A New Year's Resolution can be a powerful aide to helping you live well with COPD. Here are some we think would be perfect for you to...
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