Even Olympians Have Asthma

“As athletes compete in the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, more than a few will be reaching for their inhaler to deal with asthma symptoms. Asthma is the most common chronic condition among Olympic athletes, according to a 2012 study in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. The study looked at athletes in the five Summer and Winter Olympic Games between 2002 and 2010 and found...
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Oil Fracking and Asthma

More than 25 million U.S. adults and children have asthma, a disease that narrows airways in the lungs. Symptoms include wheezing, breathing difficulties and chest tightness, and they can sometimes flare up with exposure to dust, air pollution and stress. Previous research has found heavy air pollution in areas where oil and gas drilling is booming. Industry groups responding to the new research...
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Prevent Asthma Attacks with an iPhone Game

For children, relying on symptoms to determine whether an asthma attack is about to happen is particularly difficult. Not only is it harder for them to articulate their discomfort, it’s less likely that they will be able to attribute it to asthmatic symptoms. Charvi Shetty, an entrepreneur and former neuro-radiology researcher at UCSF, might have found an unlikely solution to keeping children...
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Allergies, Asthma, and College

You’re a teenager with allergies or asthma and later this year you’ll be heading off to college. You may be thinking, “I have tons of time to get myself together before I leave.” Not so much. Start now to consider how you’ll shift gears. Read the full article on the ACAAI website...
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It’s Frozen, But Can I Let My Allergies Go? A Guide for Fall and Winter

The first freezes of the year herald the end of pollen season–congratulations, you made it! But Fall and Winter come with their own sources of allergy and asthma triggers. Now the things to look out for are mold, dust, Aunt Martha’s fruitcake, and holiday-associated culprits. See below for details.


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Back-to-School Asthma and Anaphylaxis Basics

Make sure your child is equipped with the tools they need for back to school with asthma and anaphylaxis.


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