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.


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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Summer Safety Tips

Here a few tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics to help keep your family safe in the summertime. Fireworks, including sparklers, can cause severe burns or other injuries. Instead of using fireworks at home, families should enjoy fireworks by attending community fireworks displays run by professionals. […]

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Car Seat Safety

Whether you plan to go on a road trip across the country or just drive around the neighborhood this summer, it’s important to put your child in a car seat that will keep them safe. Here are some factors to consider when choosing a car seat for […]

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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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Feel the Beat: Exploring Music with Your Child

Does your child enjoy clapping, singing or dancing to music? Music can help young children develop brain pathways that will help them learn skills, such as reading and math. Music is also a fun way for you and your child to spend time together! Here are a […]

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