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19 Nov

Raise Awareness of COPD in November

As respiratory therapists, we all know COPD patients who were diagnosed with their disease when it was too late to make a real difference in the course of their care. National COPD Awareness Month gives all of us the perfect opportunity to make sure more people learn they have COPD while there is still time… Read more »

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14 Aug

AARC Urges FDA on Final Rule for Tobacco

AARC Letter to FDA Group Comments to FDA AARC was among 24 leading public health and medical organizations, which have called on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to issue a final rule to regulate all tobacco products by April 25, 2015. In addition, AARC submitted standalone comments to ask FDA to state that all tobacco products… Read more »

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11 Aug

Texas Sunset Commission Releases Report

The Texas Sunset Commission, which originally recommended the de-licensing of respiratory therapists in the state, is now recommending that the licensure of the profession come under the purview of the Texas State Medical Board. “This is exactly what we hoped for,” said TSRC president, Russell Graham. He and AARC/TSRC member Terry Gilmore were invited to… Read more »

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20 Nov

Silent Auction, Raffle Slated for Night at the Museum

With an array of historic respiratory equipment and other nostalgic memorabilia on display, the American Respiratory Care Foundation’s (ARCF) Night at the Museum Fundraiser Friday evening at the Anaheim Marriott is sure to be a great way to get into a respiratory frame of mind for the four days of continuing education to come during… Read more »

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14 Nov

Vote to Cure Alpha-1

AARC members have been supporting the Alpha-1 Foundation for many years, and now they need our help more than ever! Richard Johnson of St. Johns, FL, the father of two children with Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency, has been nominated for The NASCAR Foundation’s Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award. Johnson’s campaign to win the award can bring $100,000… Read more »

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10 Nov

AARC Loses Long-Time Leader

The AARC was saddened to learn of the death of Glen Gee, RRT, FAARC, a long-time leader in the Association who served as president of our organization in 1983. Many people will remember Gee best from his iconic photo with President Ronald Reagan and other AARC leaders in a 1982 AARC Times. The photo commemorated the… Read more »

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08 Nov

Thank you for your service!

Monday, November 11, 2013, we observe Veterans Day here in the United States. This special holiday was originally authorized to commemorate the end of World War I hostilities, which took place on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918. This day was designated as “Armistice Day” by then President,… Read more »

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08 Nov

“Put a Face On It” Winner Shows it’s a Small World

Back in 2008, we ran an AARC Times article on AARC member Justin Misuraca, RRT-NPS, who had recently written a children’s book in part to benefit worthwhile causes at Children’s Hospital in Denver where he was (and still is) a transport therapist.

“Justin, his wife Liz, and then baby daughter Sofia in 2008 with “Lizzy’s Big Trip,” the children’s book Justin authored in part to support worthwhile causes.”

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