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April 30, 2009

World Asthma Day is Almost Here
This year’s event is taking place on Tuesday, May 5, and we have a great list of resources you can use to plan your activities.

We’re also making the Day our focus for next week’s Twitter Tuesday. Just add #wad09 to your tweet to spread the word about how RTs are involved in asthma.

COPD Funding Needs Your Support
We all know more research is needed to find new and better ways to treat COPD. You can help by emailing your Senators to ask for their support for a $1 million appropriation by end of day May 1.

Swine Flu: Official Information
Trying to sort through the hype on swine flu? We have the links you need.

CF Foundation Chooses RESPIRATORY CARE to Publish New Guideline
The April issue of the journal includes a new guideline on airway clearance therapies from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation – recognition of the key role RTs play in caring for people with CF.

Specialty Sections Publish Spring Bulletins
The Adult Acute Care, Continuing Care-Rehabilitation, Diagnostics, Education, and Home Care Sections have all published their Spring Bulletins.

Good Press: AARC Members in the News
Check out our latest list of newsmakers and see how your fellow members are racking up coverage across the country.

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