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28 Mar

Good Press: AARC Members in the News | May 2017

From left to right, Jason Elder, Shannon Edwards, Jose Bandek, Kayla Debich, and Cathy Bitsche. Tracy Cook Kasey Baldwin Deryl Gulliford Lynda Glagola Sheila Guidry Annie Welsch was honored by her local sheriff’s office for helping to save a little girl’s life after a car crash, reports this article in the Omaha, NE, World-Herald. “I’m… Read more »

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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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