MaryAnn DePietro CRT, has written extensively about medical conditions, such as COPD, asthma, and sleep apnea for various websites, magazines and newspapers. MaryAnn has a degree in Rehabilitation from Penn State University and a degree in respiratory therapy.
In addition to writing, she works as a respiratory therapist at a trauma center in California. Outside of work, MaryAnn enjoys running, spending time with her family and trying to improve her golf game.
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