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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Pretzel Recall

Baptista’s Bakery, Inc. announced a voluntary recall of a limited number of 30 oz. Snack Factory® Original Pretzel Crisps® packages because they may contain undeclared milk ingredients. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of a serious or life threatening allergic reaction if they consume the affected product. See full recall information from the FDA...
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Let’s talk about the flu.

As the nights get longer, the weather gets cooler, kids go back to school, and Starbucks brings back the Pumpkin Spice Latte, it can be easy to forget that flu season is almost here. Flu outbreaks can occur as early as October and as late as May, so now is the time to get vaccinated. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends a yearly flu vaccine for everyone 6 months of age or older as...
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Thanksgiving and Food Allergies

It’s almost time to get your gobble on! With Thanksgiving on the horizon, we thought we’d take some time to talk about food allergy avoidance strategies. Preparation is key (both in the kitchen and in life!)


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