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.


Summer Safety Tips

While the frigid winter months are generally more associated with colds, the summer’s inviting outdoor weather brings with it a different set of health hazards. Here’s a list of tips for keeping your kids healthy in the summer. Heat-related-illnesses occur when our bodies lose the ability to […]

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Tips for Tackling Allergies and Wheezing this Summer

Summer can be a fun and exciting time for kids as they venture out and make new friends.  However, it is important for parents of children with allergies and wheezing to take steps to ensure a positive and safe summer experience.  Below are some helpful tips to […]

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Air Pollution & Asthma

Pollution is a growing problem across the world, and the effects of air pollution on health – especially on asthma – are significant. Truck traffic, waste transfer stations, meatpacking plants, and sewage treatment plants are all common factors that contribute to the problem of pollution. For example, […]

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Newsletter Spring 2016

Here is our WIND Study Spring Newsletter (you can read it in Spanish too)! In this issue, check out the latest updates on the study, learn more in depth about green spaces and asthma, try some fun arts and crafts, and get to know Katie Tedesco, one of the coordinators […]

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Helping your child fall asleep, and stay asleep

Sleep is important for adults and children. Not getting enough sleep at night can lead to inappropriate weight gain, and behavioral problems in childcare or school. Here are some tips to help your child get the sleep they need: Start a night time routine by putting aside […]

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Dealing with Pollen Allergies

Pollen, the fine powder plants make in order to fertilize other plants of the same species, is one of the most common causes of allergies in the United States. Unfortunately, according to Bryan Martin, DO, president of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, “the amount […]

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Newsletter March 2016

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, learn more in depth about the “hygiene hypothesis,” try some fun arts and crafts, and get to know one of the study’s lead coordinators, […]

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Behind the Science: Why Does Cold Weather Cause Runny Noses?

Have you ever wondered why your nose runs when it’s cold outside, even though you may not be sick? It turns out that mucus from your nose actually plays an important role in protecting sensitive lung tissue, by warming up the air you inhale so that it […]

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Winter Safety Tips: Keeping your Child Dry, Warm, and Safe in Cold Weather

As the temperatures drop, children need extra clothing to stay warm and healthy. Here are some tips to make sure your child stays safe while playing outside during the winter months! Dress your child in layers: Children should dress in layers to stay warm, and they should […]

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Toy Safety for Parents: Steps to Take at Home

With the holiday season in full-swing, toys for children are on a lot of parents’ minds. Here are some tips to make sure your child is safe while playing with his or her favorite toys! Small parts: Pay close attention to the safety labels on toys with […]

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