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02 Jan

Educating Patients and Families

Every patient and informal caregiver dealing with a chronic disease needs patient education, and that’s especially true for those struggling to cope with a chronic disease that affects the ability to breathe. When taking that next breath no longer comes quite as naturally as it once did, people have questions, and they want answers. Respiratory… Read more »

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24 Aug

Patient Advocacy Summit Speakers Share Personal Experiences and Struggles

Helping to kick off our 2017 Congress, the AARC will host its third annual Respiratory Patient Advocacy Summit meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017. The Summit will include special guest speakers Claire Wineland and Grace Anne Dorney Koppel. Wineland and Dorney-Koppel will each share their perspective and insight in living with respiratory illness, as well… Read more »

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31 Oct

Smoking Leads to Excessive Cancer Deaths, More Money for Tobacco Control Could Help

Respiratory therapists regularly advocate for increased spending on tobacco control measures. Unfortunately, tobacco control often gets the short end of the stick in state budgets. New research from investigators at the American Cancer Society suggests that’s taking a toll. Based on large prospective U.S. studies and state-specific smoking prevalence data, they calculated the population-attributable fraction… Read more »

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