Archive for the In the News Category

Asthma Awareness Facts

May is Asthma Awareness Month! To promote asthma awareness this May, the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology created this diagram to share some important facts about asthma: In the future, we hope that the WIND Study will help contribute to making asthma less common, less severe […]

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In the Literature: Peanut Allergies

Recently, there was new research published in the New England Journal of Medicine about the development of peanut allergy in young children. The results suggest that young children at high risk of developing a peanut allergy may be able to decrease their chances of developing the allergy, […]

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Measles Outbreak

Currently, there is a measles outbreak in the United States. In December 2014, someone infected with measles visited the Disneyland amusement park in California and spread measles to others. This has led to a higher number of cases than usual, among both children and adults. As of […]

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Asthma Prevention in Schools

Last month, the Environmental Protection Agency awarded a $600,000 grant to the Public Health Institute to help schools care for kids with asthma. The Public Health Institute’s program will create a nationwide guide to help school-based health centers identify, prevent and manage asthma triggers at school and […]

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Flu Forecast

Imagine if we could forecast influenza or “the flu”, just like the weather. Researchers at Columbia University recently made a “flu forecast” website to do that. Their website shows you the number of people who had the flu in your city or state this week, and predicts […]

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WIND Study Travel Tips

Here are some tips to help manage your child’s breathing problems, if you plan to travel this holiday season: -Keep your child’s breathing medications handy. For example, keep them in your carry-on bag on an airplane (not checked bags) if you are flying. -Request a dry, sunny, […]

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RSV Season

November through March is RSV season, the time of year when some infants and children get infected with RSV. Here are tips from the Centers for Disease Control to help keep your child healthy during RSV season:

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The September Asthma Peak

Did you know that more asthma attacks occur in September than in any other month? A study published in the journal Pediatrics earlier this year found that asthma-related healthcare visits double during the month of September when compared with August. Many factors contribute to the “September asthma […]

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May is Asthma Awareness Month!

May is Asthma Awareness Month and May 6th is World Asthma Day. While most of the WIND Study children are too young to have an asthma diagnosis, 33% of our participants have at least one parent with a history of asthma. Whether you or someone you know […]

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Updated Well-Child Visit Schedule, Infancy –Adolescence

When do you bring your child to see a primary care provider for a healthy visit and which assessments are recommended at these visits? Last month, the American Academy of Pediatrics published a table of updated recommendations of preventive health care services that children should receive from […]

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