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Surveying Asthma

ASTHMA OUTCOMES Surveying Asthma Measuring Patient-Based Outcomes By Martha Bayliss, MSc, and John E. Ware Jr., PhD Asthma’s serious and substantial influences are reaching more patients and causing more harm. In 1995, asthma was estimated to affect 14 million people in the United States,…

Asthma On the Job

OCCUPATIONAL ASTHMA Asthma On the Job How to Link Symptoms with Work Exposure By Jennifer J. Paraschak What do bakers, carpenters, concrete workers, health care providers, spray painters, and zoo employees all have in common? Their jobs could cause occupational asthma. Reports of occupational…

HOMESICK

INNER-CITY ASTHMA HOMESICK Blighted Housing Fuels Rise in Asthma Rates Among Minority Children By Michael Gibbons Last year, within nine months, asthma attacks sent Lionel to the ER five times and hospitalized him another five times. He might very well be on that pace…

Aging with Asthma

LATE-ONSET ASTHMA Aging with Asthma ‘You’re Never Too Old to be Well’ By Francie Scott A rail-thin woman consults her physician about her breathing difficulty. She wheezes and coughs. She frequently catches colds and sometimes feels her breathing gets worse when she plays with…

Building Community Asthma Coalitions

physicians roundtable Building Community Asthma Coalitions Battling Asthma on Your Home Turf By Sharlene Sephton California’s San Joaquin Valley, tucked under the skirts of the Sierra Mountains, was put on the map in 1990 as having the third highest asthma mortality rate in the…

Update on Speech Recognition

Update on SPEECH Recognition Emerging technology shifts its focus toward enabling physicians to ‘say it their way.’ By John A. Holbrook, MA, MD, FACEP Throughout the past several years, CIOs have begun to see the promise of automated speech recognition (ASR) pass from successful…

focus on affairs

focus on affairs 20th Annual Conference At the Slopes The South Central District of the Pennsylvania Society for Respiratory Care will hold its 20th annual Conference at the Slopes March 15-17, at the Seven Springs Mountain Resort in Champion, Pa. Among the presentations to…

Flexibility, Adaptability Key in LIS Selection

LIS lessons Flexibility, Adaptability Key in LIS Selection John M. McMahan For most of you, your lab will be selecting a new laboratory information system (LIS) some time in your career. While you don’t need more work to do, I suggest you try to…

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