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The articles on CTZebras.com are written by Patricia Carroll, RN-BC, MS, RRT. She is a registered respiratory therapist (RRT) and a registered nurse (RN).
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- Change any medication you take or treatment(s) you are receiving
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For articles on this site (“content”) we will provide the original date of publication, and the date(s) of review to confirm that the information remains current. If one or more studies or another Web site is discussed in a post, links will be provided when available. Posts are written by Patricia Carroll, RN-BC, MS, RRT. If no references are provided in a particular article, the content is based on her knowledge and experience as a health care professional. Every effort will be made to provide balanced information about treatments, products, or commercial services mentioned in the site’s content. If you believe we have not been as balanced as we could be, please send us an e-mail message and let us know how we can do better.
This site is provided by Patricia Carroll, who is responsible for funding and site maintenance. We do not accept advertising to support this Web site. Any money earned from the CTZebras shop at Cafe Press may be used to support the site.
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