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Aug 05, 2014, 08:33 ET
This oxygen cannula from the 1920s is one of the interesting photographs that chronicles the respiratory care profession as seen at museum.aarc.org. (PRNewsFoto/AARC)

AARC Launches Virtual Museum

  Step into any healthcare setting today and you'll see people receiving a wide range of sophisticated care from respiratory therapists. But...

May 08, 2014, 08:05 ET

Study Shows No Benefit From Active Ingredient In Common Cold Medicine

 Glyceryl guaiacolate ether (GGE) is unlikely to make it easier to cough up phlegm when delivered in the recommended dose. GGE is approved by...

Nov 18, 2013, 08:23 ET

New Guidelines Target Unnecessary Therapy in Hospitalized Patients

 Patients admitted to the hospital with various illnesses may receive routine therapies intended to clear the lungs of mucus. This can be...

Jun 04, 2013, 17:14 ET

AARC Mourns Loss Of Lautenberg, Supporter Of Airline Smoking Ban

 The AARC is mourning the loss of Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), whose roots with the American Association for Respiratory Care run deep because...

Dec 09, 2008, 12:50 ET

'A Principled Approach to Medical Mistakes' To Be Addressed at 54th Annual International Congress for Respiratory Therapists

Dr. Timothy McDonald, physician, attorney and chief safety and risk officer for Health Affairs at the University of Illinois Medical Center, will...

May 12, 2008, 01:00 ET

Long-Awaited Department of Transportation Ruling Signals Victory for Oxygen Patients

DALLAS, May 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Airlines now will have to allow passengers to carry on approved portable oxygen concentrators when...

May 08, 2008, 01:00 ET

Respiratory Therapists Offer Breath of Fresh Air During Allergy & Asthma Month

DALLAS, May 8 /PRNewswire/ -- May has been designated Allergy & Asthma Month and respiratory therapists around the country are working to...

Nov 28, 2007, 00:00 ET

Respiratory Therapists to Offer Free Lung Tests at Annual Conference in Orlando

DALLAS, Nov. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) will be offering free lung tests at the Marks Street Senior...

Oct 26, 2007, 01:00 ET

New Bill Would Improve Services to Lung Patients

DALLAS, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. patients suffering from respiratory disease could be greatly helped if a bill introduced today...

Oct 22, 2007, 01:00 ET

Respiratory Therapists to Educate Americans About Importance of Seeking Immediate Help When Suffering Breathing Problems

DALLAS, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The tightness in your chest may not be indigestion. It may be a sign of asthma, and if not treated, it could be...

Nov 28, 2006, 00:00 ET

American Association For Respiratory Care Kicks Off National Lung Health Campaign At Irving High School

DALLAS, Nov. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- To educate high school students across the country about lung disease and the role of respiratory therapists in...

Oct 23, 2006, 01:00 ET

Life Saving Efforts of Respiratory Therapists Highlighted During 25th Anniversary of Respiratory Care Week

DALLAS, Oct. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- For 39 million Americans suffering from lung disease, breathing is not something taken for granted. Nor is their...

Jun 14, 2006, 01:00 ET

AARC Issues Guidance Document To Help Prepare for Treating Respiratory Failure in Mass Casualties During Crisis

DALLAS, June 14 /PRNewswire/ -- To help prepare for the threat of a pandemic flu, the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) has...

Oct 14, 2004, 01:00 ET

Respiratory Therapists Mark Lung Health Day 2004 With Health Tips

IRVING, Texas, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- October 27, 2004 is Lung Health Day, and respiratory therapists nationwide want to encourage healthy...

Oct 14, 2004, 01:00 ET

Notable Lung Doctor Answers Questions Online

IRVING, Texas, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- A world-renowned physician will be available to answer your questions about lung disease and care in a...

Dec 10, 2003, 00:00 ET

'Your Lung Health' Public Forum Successful in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, Dec. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, citizens of Las Vegas, where the death rate from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is 10...

Dec 09, 2003, 00:00 ET

Taiwan Delegates Take Home Information About SARS During AARC International Respiratory Congress

LAS VEGAS, Dec. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome), the devastating respiratory illness that swept the globe earlier...

Dec 08, 2003, 00:00 ET

Robert Klein Addresses Respiratory Therapists in Las Vegas; Headline Comedian and Actor Tells RTs That Finding COPD Early Is Important

LAS VEGAS, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Today actor, comedian Robert Klein performed to a standing room only crowd of respiratory therapists and other...

Nov 10, 2003, 00:00 ET

Masimo Joins AARC Corporate Partner Program

DALLAS, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) is pleased to welcome Masimo Corporation as a new Corporate...

Oct 28, 2002, 00:00 ET

24 Million in U.S. Have Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease; Estimated 58% Undiagnosed; In 2000 More Women Died Than Men

DALLAS, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, now affects about 24 million Americans, most of them past or...