Posts Tagged asthma

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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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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