Improving Asthma Care at School

BY ON November 6, 2013
Asthma is a major health problem in children. Affecting approximately 10% of US children, asthma is a major cause of Emergency Room visits and hospitalizations in children. It is also one of the leading causes of school absenteeism. In the school setting, school nurses spend...

TOPICS: Asthma, Schools

6 Ways To Avoid An Asthma Attack On Halloween

BY ON October 25, 2013
According to the National Retail Federation, Halloween is a multi-billion dollar tradition with close to 3 billion dollars spent on costumes, $2.08 billion on candies, $360 million on greeting cards, and Halloween is second only to Christmas with $1.96 billion spent on festive decorations. If...

TOPICS: Allergies, Asthma

Warming Climate Increases Dangerous Air Pollution

BY ON October 22, 2013
Climate change is a pollution problem. Not only does climate change result from carbon pollution in our atmosphere, but climate change will also increase dangerous air pollution. That is one of the messages from last month’s IPCC report. “Locally higher surface temperatures in polluted regions...

TOPICS: Asthma, Cancer, Ozone