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Editor notes

Can A “Flu Patch” Improve Vaccination Rates?

Scientists at Georgia Tech, Emory University, and the CDC are experimenting with a new delivery method for the influenza vaccination: a “Flu patch.” The small Band-Aid sized adhesive patch could potentially allow self-administration of the vaccine while also eliminating most of the pain of the traditional flu shot.

Woman with COPD

COPD

COPD And Women

In the last 30 years, COPD has become more prevalent in American women, who now make up more than half of patients currently diagnosed—an estimated 7 million women, in all.

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Diagnostics

Increasing Access To Spirometry

Initiatives across the country are expanding access to quality spirometry, a key component in the proper diagnosis and treatment of respiratory conditions like COPD and asthma.