Posts Tagged allergies

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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