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  • Community Asthma Funding Cut in Federal Budget Proposal

    Name three community asthma programs supported by the federal government. Now, imagine what patients would do without them. Due to budget shortfalls, Congress plans to cut federal grants to programs that support healthy outcomes in patients with asthma. These changes could take effect before the end of the year. The latest budget proposal would ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views (Weblog) on April 26, 2011
  • Researchers Find Gaping Hole in Quality Asthma Care

    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. While children have more success with newer inhaler designs, at best only one child in four ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views (Weblog) on April 5, 2011
  • Applications Now Open For EPA Asthma Awards

    Here's something new for your consideration as an asthma education specialist. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is currently accepting applications for its National Environment Leadership Award in Asthma Management. Look at your program to see whether it addresses environmental triggers as part of a comprehensive asthma program, fosters ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views (Weblog) on February 3, 2010
  • Good Ventilation May Help Asthmatics

    Working home ventilation systems that dehumidify air while circulating it may help asthmatics sleep better at night, according to research reported from the United Kingdom. Beginning with a theory that dehumidified air would lower concentrations of dust mites, which trigger asthma symptoms, Neil C. Thomson, MD, and colleagues from the University ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views (Weblog) on December 16, 2009
  • Use Seasonal Precautions against Asthma, Allergies

    ‘Tis the season to be jolly. At least for most folks. But that may not hold true for people with asthma or allergies. For that group, Christmas trees, wreaths and seasonal goodies may trigger breathing problems and allergies. To prevent wheezing and sneezing, a few precautions may be followed, according to experts from the American College of ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views (Weblog) on December 10, 2009