Story Ideas & Respiratory Topics


Do you need an expert to interview about respiratory health? Are you looking for information about a specific lung disease or condition? Would you like to talk with seasoned executives about the industry of association management? Do you need to relate important health information to the Spanish-speaking community? Then, the American Association for Respiratory Care can help. Call the AARC’s Communications Manager, at 972-406-4690 or 972-243-2272 for information.

Asthma
Diagnosis
Treatment protocols
Asthma medications
Adherence to treatment, and follow-up care
Quality-of-care issues
Pediatric asthma (infants to teens)
How to avoid unnecessary trips to emergency departments
Adult asthma
Geriatric asthma
Responding to asthma emergencies

Association Topics
Not-for-profit management
Membership-based organizations

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Diagnosis
Treatment protocols
Lung reduction surgery
Follow-up care
Improving medical instruction adherence
Home oxygen
Medications
Reimbursement issues for those with home oxygen or in need of rehabilitation
Sleep disorders; sleep apnea
Undiagnosed emphysema
Home safety issues
Issues in caring for the geriatric patient

Cystic Fibrosis
Diagnosis
Treatment
Medications
Future outlook

General Health Care
Care settings and respiratory therapy
Medication use
Patient safety

Influenza/Pneumonia Immunizations
Who should get immunizations?
Poor adherence of immunizations
Guidelines and timelines for immunizations

Lung Cancer
Diagnosis
Staging
Treatments
Outlook for new treatment
How do you know whether you are getting the best treatments?
Clinical trials
Assistance for those with families suffering from lung cancer

Lung Diseases
Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
Alpha-1 Antitrypsin
Anthrax
Bronchiectasis
Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia
Chronic Bronchitis
Colds and Flu
Emphysema
Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome
Interstitial Lung Disease and Pulmonary Fibrosis
Legionnaire’s Disease
Pleurisy
Pneumonia
Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
Respiratory Synsytial Virus or RSV
Sarcoidosis
Sleep Apnea
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome or SIDS
Tuberculosis

Neonatal Care
Caring for the premature infant
Progress in neonatology
Respiratory Therapists in neonatal care
Home care of neonatal infants

Preventive Care
Smoking cessation; what works and what does not
Tips to quit
Health benefits of quitting
Nutrition
Exercise
Home safety
Assistive devices for the home

Respiratory Therapists
What do they do?
How does one become a respiratory therapist?
Where do they work?
Future outlook for employment
Where can I find a respiratory school?

Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)
Signs and symptoms
Spread of the disease
Precautions to take
Risk of another outbreak

Visit YourLungHealth.org or AARC.org for more information.


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