Monthly Archives: August 2013

Asthma attacks surge when kids go back to school

It is time to go back to school!  It is always exciting to start off a new school year, but for children with asthma, there is often an increase in asthma attacks. According to the Centers for Disease Control and … Continue reading

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What is Food Allergy?

Why does food allergy occur?  Our immune system, when working well, helps us fight infections (by killing germs such as viruses and bacteria).  When our immune system mistakenly recognizes and attacks a food protein, this is when food allergy happens.  … Continue reading

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Is ADHD Risk in Children Linked to Allergies, Asthma?

A new study suggests a potential link between allergy, asthma and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder in children. Experts say the number of children presenting with the three conditions is on the upswing in the United States. As published in the journal … Continue reading

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How to prepare kids with asthma for the new school year?

During summer break, a lot of kids stay away from things like textbooks, essays and math problems, but another thing they’re staying away from is their asthma medicine, says Dr. Kirstin Carel of National Jewish Health in Denver. Carel says that … Continue reading

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