Posts Tagged asthma

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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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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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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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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