Respiratory

Study Highlights Health, Economic Benefits of RSV Vaccine for Older Adults

January 19th 2022, 3:06pm

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With no existing respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) vaccine yet, researchers found that a vaccine comparable with the influenza vaccine could prevent tens of thousands of hospitalizations and deaths per year.

UK Study Characterizes Patient, Health Care System Burden From Chronic Cough

January 14th 2022, 10:15pm

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Chronic cough can have a significant impact on patient quality of life, and recognizing it as an individual condition may help optimize its treatment.

CDC Clarifies New COVID-19 Isolation Protocol, Outlines Efforts to Protect Children

January 7th 2022, 6:20pm

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CDC officials clarified the agency's new isolation recommendations for individuals infected with COVID-19 and provided updates on its efforts to reduce pediatric cases among those too young to receive vaccines.

What We’re Reading: US Increases Pfizer Pill Order; California At-Home STI Tests; Supreme Court Hearing on Vaccine Mandates

January 5th 2022, 4:03pm

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The Biden administration doubled its order of Pfizer’s COVID-19 antiviral drug; California is now the first state to require health insurance plans to cover at-home STI tests; the Supreme Court will hear in-person arguments Friday to decide whether to block federal vaccine mandates.

Top 5 Respiratory Content of 2021

December 29th 2021, 2:00pm

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An 8-year journey to a chronic cough diagnosis, neurogenic cough treatment, e-cigarettes, and COVID-19 risk factors were among the most-viewed respiratory articles.

Dr Laurie Slovarp on the Importance of Early Behavioral Cough Therapy

December 26th 2021, 3:00pm

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Behavioral cough therapy should be used as early intervention, said Laurie Slovarp, PhD, CCC-SLP, associate professor in the School of Speech, Language, Hearing, and Occupational Sciences at University of Montana.

Contributor: Objective Documentation Protects Patient Access to Home Oxygen Therapy

December 23rd 2021, 6:00pm

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Facing the challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic, the US medical community has been forced to rapidly change and modernize the manner in which it delivers health care over the last year-and-a-half. 

A Timeline of COVID-19 Vaccine Developments for the Second Half of 2021

December 23rd 2021, 5:30pm

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Although 2021 closes with a plentiful supply of COVID-19 vaccines and boosters, Americans continue to face challenges with the widespread Omicron variant and new testing hurdles.

Dr Laurie Slovarp on Preventing and Suppressing Chronic Cough Events

December 19th 2021, 3:00pm

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Most people are aware of what triggers their chronic cough and how to temporarily suppress it, said Laurie Slovarp, PhD, CCC-SLP, associate professor in the School of Speech, Language, Hearing, and Occupational Sciences at University of Montana.

FDA Approves Tezepelumab for Severe Asthma

December 17th 2021, 11:09pm

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