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Fires Flare Up Asthma and COPD Attacks
The summer of 2011 is one for the record books. This hottest and driest summer in recent memory has led to many forest and home fires. These fires can lead to more asthma attacks and worsen respiratory conditions in those most sensitive in the population.
Asthma's Algorithms
Of course, one of the goals in pregnancy is to avoid or lessen in utero exposure to drugs. Maternal asthma is a tough condition to control while minimizing medicines.
9/11 Remains Wreaking Havoc on Asthma
Along with the lingering memories of terror and loss from 9/11, a group of innocent children continue to suffer health consequences stemming from the fall of the World Trade Center.
Vitamin C Stars in Asthma
According to a recent study, younger children with mild asthma who come from homes that aren't moldy or damp receive the most airway benefits from vitamin C. Eliminate molds and dampness in your home if your child has asthma. Al-Biltagi, M.D. from the Tanta University in Egypt and Harri Hemila, M.D., from the University of Helsinki, Finland report that this study lends strong evidence that vitamin C is important for asthmatic children. They also recommend further study to pinpoint exactly which demographics will benefit the most from vitamin C supplementation. The study inclu...
Predicting Child's Asthma
What can be done prior to conception  to decrease the risk of of your child developing asthma? Mothers-to-be should get on an exercise and nutritional program.
Asthma's Smoking Gun
The dangers to the unborn child from prenatal smoking exposure are even greater than originally thought.These children start their life with a great health disadvantage.
Special Needs Kids Bullied & Isolated
Kids with special needs are struggling in the classroom, far more than their peers. Kids with special needs feel more isolated, are the victims of bullying at far greater rates, and are less motivated to do well academically.
Troubled Breathing may Predict ADHD
Attention deficit - hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has a lot of genetic cousins, ranging from autism to diarrhea. Researchers have recently added childhood asthma to the list.
Lungs and Fitness Heating Up
Outdoor activities are usually a summer staple. It's great to be outside, but record-breaking heat requires protective strategies to keep things fun, fit and safe.
High Alert For Moldy Midwest
During allergy and asthma season, high mold counts indicate big problems for allergy and asthma sufferers. This summer, the midwest is nowhere to be for these patients.