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Study: Omega-3 Fatty Acids May Reduce Asthma Risk in Children
December 29, 2016 1:41 PM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
By ADVANCE Perspectives According to a study published in The New England Journal of Medicine , researchers have found taking certain omega-3 fatty acids during pregnancy reduces the risk of the child developing asthma by nearly one-third. The study from Read More...
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Putting Peanut Allergies Back in Their Shell
May 27, 2016 8:23 AM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
By Tamer Abouras These days, it seems pretty common to have a friend or relative who unfortunately suffers from a peanut allergy, lactose intolerance or Celiac Disease. Off the top of my head, I can think of two cousins and several close friends who fit Read More...
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Attack of the Ads
January 8, 2016 2:01 PM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
By Tamer Abouras There are numerous wonderful things about how information is produced in the digital age. Entire publications which once required dozens of people under one roof to put together can now be written, edited and adorned with art and illustration Read More...
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Working Your Way Through Retirement
June 5, 2015 11:48 AM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
Many people who waited eagerly for the day they could stop working and enjoy a leisurely retirement find that the reality doesn’t match their dreams. “Some people are not prepared financially or mentally to retire,” says Michael Bivona, a retired CPA Read More...
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A Stark Reminder of Polio
April 10, 2015 9:19 AM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
By Ted Hill, MBE, CEO, The British Polio Fellowship The recent news that 107 children in the U.S. have been left paralyzed from what is being described as a “Polio-like disease” is deeply concerning. It offers a stark reminder of times gone by when the Read More...
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AAE Brings New Ideas in Asthma Education to Denver
July 23, 2011 10:20 AM by Valerie Newitt
The Association of Asthma Educators is "Taking Asthma Education to New Heights" - literally -- as its annual conference welcomes attendees from all corners of the United States to its 2011 site at Denver Marriott South in mile-high Denver, Colo. East-coasters Read More...
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Researcher Says Traffic Pollution May Affect Unborn Children
July 7, 2011 8:59 AM by Valerie Newitt
Dr. Mohammad Shamssain and his British research team recently completed a study into the impact of high levels of traffic pollution on schoolchildren's respiratory systems, allergies and conditions such as asthma. The team found the pollution is far-reaching Read More...
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Children with CF Benefit from Simple Exercise Program
May 3, 2011 9:25 AM by Valerie Newitt
Many pulmonologists have shied away from formally prescribing exercise as part of the treatment plan for children with cystic fibrosis (CF). But it may be time for change. A small Johns Hopkins Children's Center study of children and teens with CF shows Read More...
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Researchers Find Gaping Hole in Quality Asthma Care
April 5, 2011 2:53 PM by Valerie Newitt
Most children do not know how to use their inhalers correctly. Whose fault is that? Care providers. According to a new study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Fewer than one in 10 children with asthma use traditional inhalers correctly. Read More...
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Five Years After Katrina, Health Effects Linger
August 26, 2010 12:24 PM by Mike Bederka
Nearly 80 percent of children with asthma in post-Katrina New Orleans were sensitive to mold, according to research findings from Head-off Environmental Asthma in Louisiana (HEAL) Phase I. It is 50 percent in major urban areas around the country. "We Read More...
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Healthy Children Can Exhibit Exercise-Induced Asthma Symptoms
June 3, 2010 11:15 AM by Vern Enge
Exercise-induced bronchoconstriction (EIB) has long been associated with adults engaged in physical activities ranging from participation in sports to routine workouts in a local gym. EIB is generally caused when airway passages narrow with exercise, Read More...
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Gene Variants Factor into Asthma Attacks
October 14, 2009 2:42 PM by Vern Enge
How often do therapists hear the phrase: "It's all in the genes"? It's used to explain everything from brainpower to muscle power and points in between. Now that same uttering might be used to apply to asthma attacks. British researchers are currently Read More...
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Heat, Humidity May Trigger Asthma
October 9, 2009 12:01 PM by Vern Enge
Therapists looking for discussion topics for young asthma patients and their parents might look at the results of a study published in the September edition of Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. Could atmospheric conditions play a part? That actually Read More...
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