Posts Tagged asthma

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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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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Newsletter Spring 2015

Here is our spring newsletter (you can read it in Spanish, too)! In this issue, check out the latest updates on the study, learn about the link between asthma and reflux , and get to know one of the study’s co-investigators, Dr. Juan Celedón.

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Asthma Prevention in Schools

Last month, the Environmental Protection Agency awarded a $600,000 grant to the Public Health Institute to help schools care for kids with asthma. The Public Health Institute’s program will create a nationwide guide to help school-based health centers identify, prevent and manage asthma triggers at school and […]

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WIND Study Travel Tips

Here are some tips to help manage your child’s breathing problems, if you plan to travel this holiday season: -Keep your child’s breathing medications handy. For example, keep them in your carry-on bag on an airplane (not checked bags) if you are flying. -Request a dry, sunny, […]

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Flu Shot or Nasal Spray Vaccine?

As the flu season kicks off this fall, it is important for children who are 6 months or older to get vaccinated against the influenza virus. The flu vaccine comes in two forms: flu shot and nasal spray. For kids with a history of breathing problems or […]

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The September Asthma Peak

Did you know that more asthma attacks occur in September than in any other month? A study published in the journal Pediatrics earlier this year found that asthma-related healthcare visits double during the month of September when compared with August. Many factors contribute to the “September asthma […]

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May is Asthma Awareness Month!

May is Asthma Awareness Month and May 6th is World Asthma Day. While most of the WIND Study children are too young to have an asthma diagnosis, 33% of our participants have at least one parent with a history of asthma. Whether you or someone you know […]

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Air Pollution and Asthma

Over the past 30 years, numerous research studies have reported on the effect of air pollution on respiratory health. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), two key air contaminants can trigger asthma attacks and exacerbate asthma symptoms: ground level ozone and particle pollution. Ground level ozone, […]

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