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01 May

Claire Wineland: An AARC Keynote’s Lasting Legacy

Enable cookies to see embeded content. At the AARC Congress 2017 meeting, Claire Wineland delivered a heartfelt keynote message on her experiences living with cystic fibrosis. Claire passed away on Sep. 2, 2018, but her message for RTs is still cherished. As part of Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month, we’re sharing Claire’s message.

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08 Apr

Asthma & Cystic Fibrosis Enter the Spotlight

May is Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month and National Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month, and their sponsoring organizations — the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of American and Cystic Fibrosis Foundation — have great resources you can use to let your communities know about these conditions and how RTs are involved in their care. The AARC has… Read more »

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16 May

New Disease Webcast Series Kicks Off

Starting Tuesday, May 29, the AARC education team will kick off its new summer disease webcast series. “The purpose of the summer disease series is to highlight chronic pulmonary diseases and empower respiratory therapists to actively participate in the diagnosis, treatment, and education necessary for these patients to live the best quality of life,” said… Read more »

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20 Jul

AARC Congress Announces Claire Wineland as Keynote Speaker

Claire Wineland is an activist, inspirational YouTube personality and speaker, and founder of Claire’s Place Foundation, Inc. (Photo by Todd Westphal) The AARC announced that Claire Wineland, activist, inspirational YouTube personality, speaker and founder of Claire’s Place Foundation, Inc., will be the keynote speaker at AARC Congress, the 63rd International Respiratory Convention and Exhibition, to… Read more »

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29 Sep

This May Explain the Gender Gap You See In Cystic Fibrosis Mortality

Respiratory therapists know their cystic fibrosis patients are living longer and longer lives, but to keep that trend going, new treatments are needed. This is especially true for women with the disease, who tend to have higher mortality rates and shorter lifespans. Researchers from several U.S. universities believe they have uncovered biological mechanisms that may… Read more »

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