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22 Mar

CVS Cigarette Ban Linked to Higher Quit Rate

Did the CVS decision to quit selling tobacco products in its nationwide chain of pharmacies really do any good? Yes it did, report Rhode Island researchers publishing in the April edition of the American Journal of Public Health — at least among regular cigarette purchasers at CVS. Using data on household cigarette purchasing, they found… Read more »

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22 Mar

Support Telehealth and Keep Those E-mails Flowing

We’re in the middle of our Virtual Lobby Week  and we’re asking you to keep those e-mails flowing to your Members of Congress in support of telehealth. Your colleagues will be on Capitol Hill Tuesday, April 4 to ask Congressional leaders to include respiratory therapists in any telehealth legislation that is introduced into this Congress. … Read more »

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15 Mar

This is the Week to Celebrate Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Chronic lung disease patients depend on respiratory therapists to get them through the acute exacerbations caused by their conditions. But these patients need RTs to help them after the acute episode is over too, and that’s where pulmonary rehabilitation comes into play. These life-enhancing programs show patients how they can live well despite chronic lung… Read more »

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15 Mar

Respiratory Therapists Involved in Successful Mobile Asthma Clinic

A mobile clinic staffed by an asthma specialist, nurse, and respiratory therapist significantly reduced emergency department visits and hospitalizations for low income children without access to regular care in a study presented at the recent American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology meeting. The UCLA Breathmobile operates in Long Beach City, CA, a community with… Read more »

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08 Mar

COPD Foundation Founder Passes Away

Photo Courtesy of the COPD Foundation/Alpha 1 Foundation The AARC was saddened to learn of the death of COPD Foundation Founder and Director Emeritus John Walsh, who passed away on Tuesday after complications from an accident he suffered last year. According to the COPD Foundation, Walsh “lived each day pushing himself to advocate for those… Read more »

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