News & Notes

Welcome to the News & Notes section of the WIND Study Website

 

Check in below for the latest news on respiratory health and for updates on the WIND Study– this is where you can read articles about bronchiolitis or look over our latest newsletter. Feel free to fill out our contact form and let us know if there are any topics you’d like to read more about.

 

Please keep in mind while reading that the websites and articles linked to below do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of the WIND Study. News articles and excerpts from scientific literature are provided here simply to give you a snapshot of the current discourse on children’s respiratory health—they are items we hope you might find relevant and interesting to read! They are not in any way meant to sway or influence you; please remember always to consult your child’s primary care provider if you have any questions or concerns about your child’s health.

 

Exciting New Technology for Asthma and Allergy

Exciting New Technology for Asthma and Allergy We’d like to give our WIND Study community an update about some exciting new technologies related to asthma, allergies, and breathing problems. Take a look at some of the links below! Viaskin® Peanut – This product delivers peanut allergens through […]

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Newsletter March 2017

Here is our WIND Study March Newsletter (you can read it in Spanish too)! In this issue, check out the latest updates on the study, try some fun arts and crafts, and learn more in depth about the new Environmental Influences in Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) program!  

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When Should You Send Your Child with Asthma to School?

If your child has asthma, it can be difficult to know when they should go to school and when they should stay home. While your child’s Asthma Action Plan can be helpful in identifying symptoms to watch for, here are a few more tips: Send your child […]

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Holiday Hosting and Food Allergies

In the past 20 years, the incidence of food allergies has nearly doubled. Only eight foods make up 90 percent of all food allergies – these include tree nuts, peanuts, shellfish, fish, milk, wheat, soybeans, and eggs. This holiday season, it may be worth being aware of […]

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Newsletter Fall 2016

Here is our WIND Study Fall Newsletter (you can read it in Spanish too)! In this issue, check out the latest updates on the study, try some fun arts and crafts, and learn more in depth about eczema.

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Staying Healthy This Flu Season

With the summer behind us, it’s time to start thinking about the upcoming flu season. Below are some quick tips to boost your child’s immune system and reduce their number of sick days! Speak with your child’s doctor about a Flu shot. The CDC recommends an annual […]

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Early Introduction of Allergenic Foods: Dangerous or Beneficial?

A recent article published in Time magazine discusses the possibility of preventing food allergies by introducing “problem foods” like eggs and peanuts into babies’ diets early in life. The article cites a recent analysis published in the Journal of The American Medical Association (JAMA). The old American […]

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Barnyard Dust and Childhood Asthma

Recently, there was a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine and featured in the New York Times that compares asthma rates in two farming communities: the Amish and the Hutterites. Previous studies have shown that children who grow up on a farm have a […]

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Newsletter Summer 2016

Here is our WIND Study Summer Newsletter (you can read it in Spanish too)! In this issue, check out the latest updates on the study, try some fun arts and crafts, and learn more in depth about skin prick tests for allergies.

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Handling Tick Bites

Summer is a great time for children to enjoy the outdoors. However, it is also the favorite season of many insects, including ticks. Here is a short description of things to keep in mind about ticks. What do ticks look like? Ticks are very small, ranging from […]

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