Archive | Pulmonology

4 Tips to Prevent or Lessen Exercise-Induced Asthma

Approximately nine million children in the United States have asthma and experience the wheezing, coughing, shortness of breath or chest tightness that comes with it. Most children with a history of asthma will experience exercise-induced asthma (EIA); however, this doesn’t mean they shouldn’t participate in sports. With the right plan and medicines, many children with […]

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Inspiring Journeys for These Respiratory Therapists

Meet respiratory therapists Joe Cram and Jean DuBois. In honor of National Respiratory Care Week, we are highlighting Joe and Jean along with one of their patients, 6-year-old Kenedi Groves. Kenedi was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome – the left side of her heart was severely underdeveloped. After multiple surgeries, she was diagnosed with […]

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‘I cannot imagine doing anything else’

Name: Jean DuBois, RRT-NPS Years as respiratory therapist: 27 Years at Children’s: 10 Area of expertise: Cardiac ICU Family: Alvin (husband), Doug (son), Heather (daughter), their spouses and four grandchildren - Danielle, Paige, Gavan and Gracie. Hobbies: gardening (especially roses), quilting, needlework, reading, photography and most of all - family. Why respiratory therapy: I  pursued the field of respiratory therapy […]

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‘I understand the stakes and take my job very seriously’

Name: Joe Cram, RRT-NPS, Certified Pulmonary Function Technologist Years as respiratory therapist at Children’s: 22 Area of expertise: Cardiac ICU  Family: Michelle (wife), Lauren and Kristen (daughters) Hobbies: family, golf, travel Why respiratory therapy: My oldest daughter was born with a chronic lung disease, Cystic Fibrosis. Becoming a respiratory therapist was my way of helping […]

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