Friday Links – WAD 2010, Thermoplasty, Living Statues
(Photo by Flickr user dogfrog)
This link describes just the sort of education program I would’ve loved when my daughter was diagnosed. You know all that information asthma parents usually have to search for on the Internet or figure out through multiple doctor visits and trial-and-error? Children’s Hospital Boston researchers hosted classes that basically taught families the same thing, from the beginning. Read the whole article to see the huge impact the program had on maintenance and control.
Don’t Let Kids’ Asthma Lead to Unhealthy Adult Behavior
That’s the thesis I’m getting from this article, anyway. (Longer post on the subject to follow next week.)
Tuesday’s World Asthma Day Reader Advice
If you missed this week’s reader response, please go read all its valuable tips or bookmark the post for later. I don’t like to play favorites, but you really shouldn’t miss the comment about setting an accurate, constructive tone at the start of every doctor’s appointment. (Thanks, Sarah.)
Denver’s National Jewish to Offer Bronchial Thermoplasty, the Unique New Asthma Treatment
While Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington performs the very first procedure today, National Jewish isn’t far behind.
And Now for Some Living Statues in Russia
Here’s a totally random photo gallery to take you into the weekend. Real people, painted and posing as statues in the May Yevpatoriya championship. It’s cooler than it sounds and definitely worth the click.
Note: Photo above taken in London, not at the Russian event.