Category: Respiratory Care

Children at Risk for Using the Wrong Asthma Inhaler Technique

With falling leaves, windy conditions, and cold weather; seasonal changes can trigger symptoms in those who have asthma. It can also be a year-round struggle for some. The chronic inflammation of airways can be well-controlled by using an inhaler correctly, but recent studies indicate children don’t understand the proper technique, putting themselves at risk for…

Respiratory Care Board President Honored with Fellowship

Respiratory Care Board President Alan Roth has been elected to a Fellowship in the American College of Chest Physicians. According to its website, the American College of Chest Physicians is the global leader in advancing best patient outcomes through innovative chest medicine education, clinical research and team-based care. The group’s mission is to champion the…

California Raises Smoking and Vaping Ages to 21

During a special healthcare session earlier this month, Governor Brown signed into law significant tobacco regulations, raising the smoking age from 18 to 21 and classifying e-cigarettes as tobacco products. The laws go into effect on June 9. With the signing of this new law, California becomes the second state in the country, after Hawaii,…