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.


Annual Booster Seat Ratings are in: More “BEST BET” Models Now Available

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, or IIHS for short, recently released their annual ratings for car booster seats. Booster seats are meant to raise your child higher in the car to improve the position and angle of the seatbelt so that your child can fit the […]

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Newsletter Fall 2015

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, learn about the link between food allergies and asthma, try some fun fall activities, and get to know one of the study’s co-investigators, […]

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In the Literature: Dirt May Prevent your Child from Getting Asthma

Recently, there was new research published in Science showing that exposure to farm dirt helps protect mice from developing asthma. The research group was even able to identify one compound made by mouse cells that protected the mice from developing asthma. This discovery could help explain the […]

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A Guide to Packing Healthy Back-to-School Lunches

Here a few tips to help promote healthier eating for your child as they settle into their school routine! Involve your child in the meal-plan process: This will give you an opportunity to discuss with your child why some foods may be healthier than others. Plus, keeping […]

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Back to School: Tips for keeping your Child’s Asthma in Check

Going back to school (or daycare) can be an exciting time for both children and parents. However, parents should remember going back to school (or daycare) exposes their child to viruses, indoor allergens in the classroom, and seasonal changes in temperature. Any of these factors could cause […]

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Adjusting to Preschool

Transitioning to preschool can be challenging for some children and their parents. Whether this is your child’s first time in preschool, or he/she is beginning another year with new teachers and children, you may be wondering how you can help your child. Below we have listed some […]

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Newsletter Summer 2015

Here is our summer newsletter (you can read it in Spanish, too)! In this issue, check out the latest updates on the study, learn about hayfever, and get to know one of the study’s co-investigators, Dr. Ari Cohen.

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Developing Good Sleep Habits for your Preschooler

As daylight lasts longer in the summer, getting your child to sleep may seem more difficult. Since quality and quantity of sleep can influence your child’s behavior, eating habits, mood, and ability to focus, practicing good sleeping habits can help your child’s long-term health. According to the […]

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Heat Rash

As the summer temperatures continue to rise, heat rash, a skin condition that is most common in young children when the weather is hot and humid, will become more common. What is heat rash? Tiny red or pink spots, usually in body areas that tend to be […]

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Staying Active with Your Child

With summer in full swing, make the most use of the good weather and engage in some physical activities with your child! Here are some ideas for each age group: Age 1-3: Have your child play outside with siblings, pets, or other children. Go out for a […]

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