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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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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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01 Mar

De-License RTs in Iowa? Don’t Count on It!

Tuesday, Feb. 21 dawned as just another winter’s day for RTs in Iowa. But it sure didn’t end that way. Late in the afternoon leaders in the Iowa Society for Respiratory Care (IaSRC) were contacted by their lobbyist, Matt Eide, who told them a bill had just been introduced into the legislature calling for the… Read more »

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