Category: Treatment and Medication (Page 3)

Friday Links – Robots, Art Therapy & Asthma, Stress, Chalk Art

Robot Surgeon Assistants and Smart Pills Scientific American covers startling new medical technology that could save money and transform patient care. It’s like science fiction made real. Work Stress = Asthma? Yet another reason to revamp the abysmal vacation policies in American corporate culture. Jarvis Williams, Former NFL Player and Florida Gator, Dies of Asthma […]

Friday Links – Toothpaste, Perfume, Food Allergies

The Toothpaste that Might – Heavy on the ‘Might’ – Prevent Asthma Symptoms The People’s Pharmacy is a radio show and website that lots of newspapers syndicate. Recently, it featured this brief article about two radio-show callers who claim Crest Sensitivity toothpaste prevented some of their asthma symptoms. Now, the toothpaste does contain potassium nitrate […]

Friday Links – WAD 2010, Thermoplasty, Living Statues

(Photo by Flickr user dogfrog) BREAKING NEWS: Teaching Families About Asthma Helps Them Care for Asthma Kids I kid, I kid. 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 […]

Asthma Mom’s Rules for Nebulizers and Little Kids

(Excuse the photo quality. This was pre-digital days.) My daughter started using a nebulizer right after she turned 2, when the doctor diagnosed her asthma. As a 25 year-old mom with no breathing problems myself, I had no idea what I was doing back then. None. The nurse at the pediatrician’s office showed me how […]

Friday Links – Prenatal Vitamin D, National Asthma Agenda, Black Currants

Study to Attempt Asthma Prevention with Prenatal Vitamin D This research on vitamin D supplements during pregnancy has no immediate relevance for my own life since I’m not having any more children, but it holds exciting prospects for the future. Asthma prevention could take a giant step forward. American Lung Association’s National Public Policy Agenda […]

Counting Down a Decade of Asthma – No. 5, Steroid Rules

Part of the series A Decade of Asthma. Right after learning to love steroids, parents of moderate persistents like me have to get acquainted with all the little rules and tips that prevent some of their side effects. Because asthma’s just a laugh a minute sometimes, it really is. These are my four highest priorities […]

Counting Down a Decade of Asthma – No. 5, Steroid Rules

Part of the series A Decade of Asthma. Right after learning to love steroids, parents of moderate persistents like me have to get acquainted with all the little rules and tips that prevent some of their side effects. Because asthma’s just a laugh a minute sometimes, it really is. These are my four highest priorities […]

Counting Down a Decade of Asthma – No. 9, Learning to Love Steroids

Part of the series A Decade of Asthma. Okay, “love” is a strong word. “Like” is stretching things, even. But raising a child with this lung condition does mean – except, sometimes, in instances of extremely mild asthma – understanding that “steroid” is not a bad word. As part of my inability to acknowledge the […]

H1N1 Flu, Asthma News – Week Ending Dec. 10

Swine Flu Statistics on Deaths, Hospitalizations So far, almost 10,000 deaths can be attributed to swine flu in the U.S. To break it down further, the CDC reports 7,500 H1N1 deaths in young adults and 1,100 in kids. Approximately 1 in 6 Americans have contracted it overall. UK Research Backs Up Evidence that H1N1 Less […]