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01 Sep

Louisiana Members Benefit from AARC Disaster Relief Fund

When flooding ravaged parts of Louisiana earlier this month, the Louisiana Society reached out to AARC to request an activation of the Association’s Disaster Relief Fund to assist members who had lost property in the affected areas. This past week, AARC disbursed $8500 in Disaster Relief Fund grants to 17 members in Louisiana who qualified… Read more »

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16 Aug

Good Press: AARC Members in the News August

Good Press: AARC Members in the News August features AARC members who were recently noted, quoted and interviewed. Stephany Melton Aaron Light Jeffrey Davis Joel Wilmouth Nita Hudsick Stephany Melton is recognized for her life-saving efforts in this article in the Atlanta, GA, Journal Constitution. She was having dinner with a nurse colleague in March when… Read more »

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15 Aug

AARC Activates Disaster Fund for Flooding Victims

AARC members affected by the devastating floods that have hit parts of Louisiana and Mississippi over the past few days may now be eligible for assistance via the AARC’s Disaster Relief Fund. Members living in federally declared disaster areas in these states may apply for a grant of up to $500, either online or by… Read more »

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09 Aug

AARC Applauds New FDA Tobacco Regulations

It’s official: FDA tobacco regulations on all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, went into effect Monday, and the new regulations encompass a wide range of hoops tobacco manufacturers and retailers will have to jump through in order to keep these products on the market.  In a document published on the FDA website this week, the government… Read more »

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04 Aug

AARC to Disney: Cut Ties with Tobacco

AARC To Disney: Cut Ties with Tobacco Aug. 4, 2016 The AARC has gone on record opposing Disney’s relationship with a media company that’s currently working with tobacco giant Philip Morris to market its products to children. Disney is a major stakeholder in VICE Media, a youth-focused company that operates in 30 countries around the… Read more »

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01 Aug

New-Onset COPD Added to World Trade Center Health Program

The AARC has learned that first responders and others who developed new-onset COPD following their exposure to the 9/11 terror attacks will now be eligible for benefits through the World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program. COPD was added after the WTC Health Program reviewed peer-reviewed epidemiologic studies regarding potential evidence of COPD among individuals who… Read more »

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26 Jul

Good Press: AARC Members in the News July

Good Press: AARC Members in the News July features AARC members who were recently noted, quoted and interviewed. Sarah Parker Ann Flint De De Gardner Diane Rhodes Jaime Magnetico Amy Churchill is seeking reelection to her local school board, reports this article in the Asheville, NC, Citizen-Times. If elected, it will be her second term on… Read more »

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26 Jul

Not seeing AARC Facebook Posts Anymore? Here’s How To Fix That

Recently, a few of our members have told us that they’re just not seeing AARC Facebook posts anymore when viewing their news feed on Facebook. Although we’re still publishing relevant membership and industry news almost daily, Facebook’s complicated algorithm sometimes buries our updates way down in our followers’ feeds. Here’s how to fix this in two… Read more »

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18 Jul

AARC Issues Comments on MIPS Measures

The AARC has just issued formal comments to CMS on the new Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) included in the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015. Specifically, the Association is recommending that CMS include quality measures in MIPS that will improve the quality of life and health outcomes for chronic respiratory disease patients…. Read more »

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