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Menopause Linked to Accelerated Decline in Lung Function
Transitional and post - menopausal women have increased decline in mean FVC and FEV1 (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 19, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

LVAD Can Restore Full Cardiac Function in Heart Failure Patients
38 percent of study participants had heart function equivalent to that of a healthy man of the same age (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 19, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Pulmonology, Geriatrics, Journal, Source Type: news

Hidden Dangers: Damp in the Home
(Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - April 19, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Bronchitis Quiz
Title: Bronchitis QuizCategory: MedicineNet QuizCreated: 2/20/2013 12:31:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 4/19/2017 6:53:16 PM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - April 19, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Pre - Op Training Program Improves Outcomes
Program provides physical, nutritional, and psychological guidance (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 18, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Nursing, Pulmonology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Tanzania: Alert to Parents On Childhood Tuberculosis
[Citizen] Diagnosing tuberculosis (TB) in children is more difficult than in adults. This is because children cannot produce sputum - a mixture of saliva and mucus coughed up from the respiratory tract, typically as a result of infection, especially those under the age of five. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - April 18, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

No Link Between Common Antibiotic, Irregular Heartbeat
TUESDAY, April 18, 2017 -- The widely used antibiotic azithromycin doesn't increase the risk of an abnormal heart rhythm, a new study finds. Azithromycin (Zithromax) is often used to treat respiratory and urinary tract infections. It belongs to a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 18, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Respiratory problems affect 1 in 5 firefighters after Fort McMurray wildfire
Nearly a year after a wildfire devastated Fort McMurray, many firefighters who worked to save the city are facing lingering health problems, according to preliminary findings of new research. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Edmonton Source Type: news

Circassia gives up on allergy after house dust mite study fails
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Circassia Pharmaceuticals is throwing in the towel on allergy investment after a second high-profile clinical trial flop, focusing instead on building a broader respiratory business. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

U.S. Navy Bans E-Cigarettes
Title: U.S. Navy Bans E-CigarettesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/17/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/18/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - April 18, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Asthma Quiz: Test Your Medical IQ
Title: Asthma Quiz: Test Your Medical IQCategory: MedicineNet QuizCreated: 6/3/2011 4:21:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 4/18/2017 6:19:41 PM (Source: MedicineNet Asthma General)
Source: MedicineNet Asthma General - April 18, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Vitamin B May Help Mitigate Health Risks From Air Pollution
Small study suggests vitamin B might help, but reducing pollution levels remains the priority (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 18, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Anthrax Cases Linked to Use of Vintage Shaving Brushes
Renewed interest in vintage and animal - hair shaving brushes may pose new risk (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 18, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Dermatology, Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

The Human Cost Of Trump's Rollback On Regulations
WASHINGTON ― If Tom Ward had to die from his work, he’d rather fall off a scaffold than endure the slow death his father did from the debilitating lung disease silicosis. “I would choose to go much quicker,” he said, “rather than to have my family watch me suffer.” Ward fears that other workers will face the same suffocating illness as his father, thanks to the regulatory rollback underway by the Trump administration. Ward’s father spent several years working as a sandblaster in Michigan. It was most likely on that job that he breathed a lethal amount of crystalline silica, a carcinoge...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AAFP: Educational Videos Created to Boost Adult Vaccine Uptake
New videos focus on influenza, zoster, and pneumococcal vaccine uptake among adults (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 15, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Infections, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

Jeff Clawson, MD, MPDS Creator - Recognized at 2017 NAVIGATOR Conference
It was 38-years ago when Dr. Jeff Clawson created the MPDS System as a young, pre-med student, and the innovative system was introduced to the world in the February 1981 issue of JEMS. Clawson's system of properly (Priority) triaging/dispatching EMS resources on a multi-priority basis based upon information presented by a caller to 9-1-1 (often confused and excited) enabled specially trained dispatchers, utilizing carefully and medically-vetted scripts and questions (originally on alphabetically- ordered by chief complaint on a system of flip cards in a carefully and efficiently-designed flip tray (and now computerized and...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - April 14, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT P Tags: Iconic Moments International Training News Category Operations Source Type: news

Jeff Clawson, MD, MPDS Creator - Recognized at 2017 NAVIGATOR Conference
It was 38-years ago when Dr. Jeff Clawson created the MPDS System as a young, pre-med student, and the innovative system was introduced to the world in the February 1981 issue of JEMS. Clawson's system of properly (Priority) triaging/dispatching EMS resources on a multi-priority basis based upon information presented by a caller to 9-1-1 (often confused and excited) enabled specially trained dispatchers, utilizing carefully and medically-vetted scripts and questions (originally on alphabetically- ordered by chief complaint on a system of flip cards in a carefully and efficiently-designed flip tray (and now computerized and...
Source: JEMS Operations - April 14, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT P Tags: Iconic Moments International Training News Category Operations Source Type: news

Innoviva bows to pressure from Sarissa hedge fund, to review executive pay
Innoviva (NSDQ:INVA) said yesterday that it plans to review its costs including the salaries of its top executive and board, bowing to pressure from hedge fund and activist investor Sarissa Capital Management. Two weeks ago the fund demanded that Innoviva cut CEO Michael Aguiar’s pay to less than $500,000 a year; Aguiar’s total compensation in 2015 was $3.56 million, according to a regulatory filing. GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE:GSK), which owns a 29.3% stake in Innoviva, is working with the company to develop a 3-in-1 combination inhaled lung drug called Relvar Ellipta. Get the full story at our sister site...
Source: Mass Device - April 14, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Respiratory Wall Street Beat GlaxoSmithKline plc Innoviva Sarissa Capital Management Source Type: news

Affection of the respiratory muscles in combined complex I and IV deficiency
We present a 45 years old male MID due to a combined complex I+IV defect of the respiratory chain. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 14, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Favorable Physiological Effect for Ularitide in Acute Heart Failure
Greater reductions in systolic blood pressure, levels of N - terminal pro - brain natriuretic peptide (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 14, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Cancer Occurrence Differs Among African - Born, U.S. - Born Blacks
Research suggests differences in environmental, cultural, social, genetic factors (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 14, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Oncology, Pathology, Pulmonology, Radiology, Surgery, Urology, Journal, Source Type: news

6 Variables Can Predict Mortality Risk in Cardiogenic Shock
Variables from Intraaortic Balloon Pump in Cardiogenic Shock trial ID short - term mortality risk (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 13, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Post-SARS, infection rates in China have steadied, but fast-growing and common infections now need attention
Following the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) outbreak in 2003, China stepped up its prevention and control methods for all infectious diseases, and rates of infection have leveled off since 2009. However, better measures are needed to tackle the most common diseases -- including hand, foot and mouth disease, hepatitis B, and tuberculosis -- and those that are rapidly increasing, such as hydatid disease, hepatitis C, syphilis, and HIV. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 13, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Residents Rate Enjoyment of Teaching As Key for ICU Doctors
Behaviors of attending physicians rated as important include empathy to patients, ability to explain (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 13, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Nursing, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

EnsoData receives FDA clearance for sleep analysis software
Madison, Wisconsin-based EnsoData has received FDA clearance for its sleep analysis software called EnsoSleep, which uses machine learning to analyze sleep quality and aide in diagnosis of sleep or respiratory-related sleep disorders. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 12, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Ventec Life Systems wins FDA nod for VOCSN portable life support device
Respiratory care device developer Ventec Life Systems said today it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its VOCSN portable life support device. The VOCSN device provides 5 different respiratory therapies, including ventilation, oxygen, cough, suction and nebulization. The Bothell, Wash.-based company claims it is the only device cleared by the FDA which provides all 5 respiratory therapies. The device is cleared for use with adults and pediatric patients weighing more than 5 kg, the company said, and is designed to improve care for patients with neuromuscular diseases, impaired lung function, spinal cord injuries and pediatric de...
Source: Mass Device - April 12, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Regulatory/Compliance Respiratory Ventec Life Systems Source Type: news

Risk of a rare but deadly mouse-borne virus increases in the spring
As the weather warms and people turn to spring-cleaning and outdoor activities such as camping and hiking, they need to beware of a rare but deadly virus that is spread through mouse droppings and kills up to 40 percent of people who become infected, public health officials said. The severe respiratory illness is known as […]Related:The federal panel that opposed prostate cancer screening just changed its mindPhysician recommendations about breast cancer screening vary, survey findsSurvey shows why doctors choose medicine and the challenges they face (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Philips launches DreamStation Go mobile CPAP device
Royal Philips (NYSE:PHG) said yesterday it launched the DreamStation Go positive airway pressure device designed for individuals with obstructive sleep apnea. The Amsterdam-based company touted the devices as its smallest to date at half the size of previous generation devices, designed to be easy to travel with. The device weighs less than 2 pounds, features a built in power supply and meets FAA standards for in-flight use. “Traveling with a sleep therapy device can be a cumbersome experience for patients with obstructive sleep apnea. While we have made strides to reduce the size and weight of our machines in r...
Source: Mass Device - April 12, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Respiratory Royal Philips Source Type: news

There's A Right Way To Clean Your Refrigerator
After a long winter of comfort food, baked goods, and takeout, it’s time to lighten up for spring. Begin by clearing out your refrigerator and cabinets to make room for more nutritious options. Make a Fresh Start You know to get rid of moldy, rotten food, but you could probably use a quick primer on storing produce: Whole fruits and vegetables can remain at room temperature for several hours or a day, chopped fruits or veggies need to be refrigerated within two hours of cutting, and cooked vegetables last only three to four days in the fridge. Note that apples should be kept separately, whether in the crisper or on t...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New MyAsthma app can help relieve the stress of asthma management
(University of Nottingham) A new and unique smartphone app to help people with asthma manage their condition has been developed by lung experts at the Nottingham Respiratory Research Unit and the pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 12, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Doctor Communication Style Key During Bad - News Encounters
Enhanced patient - centered communication lessens anxiety during disclosure of cancer diagnosis (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 12, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pulmonology, Radiology, Surgery, Urology, Journal, Source Type: news

ALung closes $36m Series C
Artificial lung-like device developer ALung Technologies said today it closed a $36 million Series C financing round, with funds slated to support a US pivotal trial of its Hemolung respiratory assist system as it pursues FDA approval. The Pittsburgh, Penn.-based company is developing the Hemolung device, an extracorporeal carbon dioxide removal system that works by removing carbon dioxide and delivering oxygen directly to a patient’s blood via a small catheter inserted into the jugular or femoral vein. The funding round was led by Royal Philips (NYSE:PHG) and UPMC and joined by Abiomed (NSDQ:ABMD), The Acc...
Source: Mass Device - April 11, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Respiratory Abiomed Inc. ALung Technologies Inc. Royal Philips Source Type: news

Nanoparticles permeate lungs to deliver pulmonary drugs
Researchers from Johns Hopkins University have developed nanoparticles that can shuttle chemicals through the thick mucus membranes of pulmonary airways to deliver drugs. The team’s work was published in the journal Science Advances.  Traditional therapies for cystic fibrosis, COPD and asthma include inhaled corticosteroids that adhere to the walls of air passages. Thick mucus tends to build up inside such passageways, creating a challenge for any delivery system. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Nanoparticles permeate lungs to deliver pulmonary drugs ap...
Source: Mass Device - April 11, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Pharmaceuticals Research & Development Respiratory Johns Hopkins Source Type: news

Questionnaire - Based Approach Valid for Identifying Frailty
Frailty phenotype with three or more markers predicts death or increased disability at six months (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 11, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Nursing, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Morrisville CEO talks company growth, timeline for cystic fibrosis treatment
Morrisville-based KNOW Bio ’s respiratory business is moving forward in its fight against antibiotic-resistant pathogens that are all too prevalent for patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) and other lung and respiratory infections. The business has a new name: Novoclem (“the new fight”) Therapeutics. And CEO Anne Whitake r says it could have its lead nitric oxide drug candidate on the market as early as 2021. “We’re really excited about the work that we’re doing and about the potential… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 11, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Jennifer Henderson Source Type: news

This Woman Survived One Of The Deadliest Snake Attacks
This article is part of HuffPost’s Project Zero campaign, a yearlong series on neglected tropical diseases and efforts to fight them. CHERANGAN, KENYA ― Walking home from a party in the evening light, Cheposait Adomo was unaware of the 6.5-foot black mamba snake in her path until it had coiled around her ankles and sunk in its teeth. As Adomo screamed and pulled at the slithering knot that punctured her three times, she was unaware of the two other brown-colored mambas slithering over to provide backup. “I felt the bites and then a burning sensation,” Adomo, a mother of five, said of the attack, wh...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Local biotech firm raises $36M in round led by Philips, UPMC
ALung Technologies Inc., a Pittsburgh-based developer of an artificial lung device, has closed on $36 million in a Series C financing round led by Philips and UPMC, its largest capital raise to date. The money will support a U.S.-based pivotal trial for Food and Drug Administration approval of ALung’s Hemolung Respiratory Assist System. Both UPMC, which invested through its innovation and commercialization arm UPMC Enterprises, and Philips will offer resources and expertise to support ALung ’s… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 11, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Patty Tascarella Source Type: news

Local biotech firm raises $36M in round led by Philips, UPMC
ALung Technologies Inc., a Pittsburgh-based developer of an artificial lung device, has closed on $36 million in a Series C financing round led by Philips and UPMC, its largest capital raise to date. The money will support a U.S.-based pivotal trial for Food and Drug Administration approval of ALung’s Hemolung Respiratory Assist System. Both UPMC, which invested through its innovation and commercialization arm UPMC Enterprises, and Philips will offer resources and expertise to support ALung ’s… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 11, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Patty Tascarella Source Type: news

Women ’s Health Policies Should Focus on NCDs
Professor Robyn Norton, co-founder and Principal Director of the George Institute for Global Health. Credit: Neena Bhandari/IPSBy Neena BhandariSYDNEY, Apr 11 2017 (IPS)Science and medicine were not subjects of dinnertime conversations in the Norton household in Christchurch, New Zealand, but Professor Robyn Norton grew up observing her parents’ commitment to equity and social justice in improving people’s lives. It left an indelible impression on her young mind.Her high school years coincided with the women’s movement reaching its peak. She got drawn into thinking about addressing women’s health is...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 11, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Neena Bhandari Tags: Asia-Pacific Featured Global Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs Women's Health Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs) Source Type: news

Integrated E - Prescribing Can Cut Prescribing, Dispensing Errors
E - prescribing results in 52 percent decrease in median patient waiting time for Rx dispensing (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 11, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Source Type: news

Benzodiazepines May Up Risk of Pneumonia in Alzheimer ’ s Disease
Patients ~ 30 percent more likely to develop pneumonia than those who aren't given that Rx (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 11, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Neurology, Nursing, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Exercise Capacity Prognostically Beneficial for Patients
When not contraindicated, reviewers urge for overall view of patients'clinical status (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 10, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Patients at hospital-based primary clinics are more likely to get unnecessary tests and services
People with back pain, headaches and upper respiratory infections are more likely to receive tests and services of little diagnostic or therapeutic value — so-called low-value care — when they visit primary care clinics at hospitals rather than at community-based primary care clinics.A national study led by researchers at theDavid Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and Harvard Medical School found that the key factor driving the disparity appears to be the location of the clinic, rather than whether the clinic is owned by a hospital or a physician. In fact, aside from referring patients to specialists slightly m...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - April 10, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Xanax, Valium May Boost Pneumonia Risk in Alzheimer ’ s Patients
Researchers suspect people may breathe saliva or food into their lungs due to fatigue from the drugs (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 10, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Neurology, Pulmonology, News, Source Type: news

The Boston Marathon: Brave and beyond
Brave. It’s the word inscribed on the simple band Mary Tremper wears on her left wrist. The band is a reminder from her son Shane that she possesses the strength and courage to bravely face the future. When Mary, a Boston Children’s Hospital Miles for Miracles runner, found the band in the hospital gift shop she knew it was from Shane. And as Mary has shared her son’s story with her teammates and listened to theirs, they have redefined brave, together. A few of their stories, including the Tremper’s, follow. Brave: Remembering Shane Shane in the Boston Children’s NICU. “I run for Shane. ...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - April 10, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Lisa Fratt Tags: Our Patients’ Stories Liver transplant NICU RSV Source Type: news

How to Protect Yourself From Air Pollution
Title: How to Protect Yourself From Air PollutionCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/7/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/10/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - April 10, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

City Snow May Be Fouled by Pollution From Cars
Title: City Snow May Be Fouled by Pollution From CarsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/7/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/10/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - April 10, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

MACRA Changes Government Approach to Doctor Payment
New approach pays providers based on quality, value, and results delivered, but questions remain (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 8, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pathology Source Type: news

Sommetrics raises $12m in Series B round
San Diego-based Sommetrics said yesterday that it closed a $12.3 million stock financing Series B round to support commercialization of the company’s sleep products. The round was financed by new and current investors, Sommetrics said. “There is a great deal of attention on the amount of time spent sleeping,” president & CEO Dr. Richard Rose said in prepared remarks. “But, there is growing awareness that quality of sleep is important, too, and may be a key determinant of overall health. Our aer+ technology product line is designed to address the need for effective and well-tolerated product...
Source: Mass Device - April 7, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Funding Roundup Respiratory Wall Street Beat Sommetrics Source Type: news

FDA OKs Marketing of Direct - to - Consumer Genetic Risk Tests
Saliva analysis can indicate higher risk of Parkinson's disease, among others, agency says (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 7, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Pathology, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news