Category: Asthma (Page 2)

Tuesdays are Your Turn – Control and Adult-Onset Asthma

Don’t you just love it when you innovate something that performs its function in exactly the way you intended? It doesn’t always happen. I’ve helped the girls with too many school projects to mention that turned out just a wee bit different from the vision in my head, and as far as anything crafty goes […]

Tuesdays are Your Turn – Cold Symptoms & Flares

Today’s reader response comes from my email and asks a question I used to have myself, back during the early days: In an old post on your site, you mentioned that you used to mistake your daughter’s asthma flare-ups for colds (please forgive me if I misread). I am currently under the impression that the […]

Friday Links – North American Asthma Care, Childhood Rates, Emotional Impacts

U.S. Asthma Care: Still Lacking 71% of these study participants had poorly controlled asthma, but 64% of them thought it was well controlled. Clearly, there’s a disconnect here somewhere. Canadian Kids Have Lowest Asthma Rates in 10+ Years Good job, my neighbors to the north. But on the other hand: Kids in Canada Feel Emotional […]

Milestone

Just so you all know. I was working on a freelance article recently, and I had to read through the descriptions of asthma severity to refresh my memory. I read, I wrote, and then I realized: AG doesn’t fit the classification for moderate persistent anymore, and she hasn’t for awhile. My kid. This kid right […]

Tuesdays are Your Turn – Starting Sports

People in my face-to-face life don’t always know I own this site. It’s not a secret, exactly, but while I’m comfortable plastering my kid’s early medical history all over the Internet in a quasi-anonymous fashion, at the same time I want to respect her privacy and so don’t volunteer any information about the existence of […]

Friday Links – Sports Coaches, Lung Cancer, Incredible Cakes

Coaches Have No Idea About Kids’ Asthma So this is scary. If your kids play team sports, you might want to have a little talk with their coaches post-haste, since chances are decent that even if they know about the breathing problem thing (and they probably don’t), they still don’t know how to recognize or […]

Friday Links – Sports Coaches, Lung Cancer, Incredible Cakes

Coaches Have No Idea About Kids’ Asthma So this is scary. If your kids play team sports, you might want to have a little talk with their coaches post-haste, since chances are decent that even if they know about the breathing problem thing (and they probably don’t), they still don’t know how to recognize or […]

Asthma Mom’s Rules for Bedroom Dust

I’ve been living the dust mite prevention life for so long, sometimes I forget that families new to asthma don’t necessarily know about the more subtle ways to battle this allergen. You probably already know about the mattress and pillow covers. And then there’s the stuffed animal process. And the thing about avoiding carpet in […]

Tuesdays are Your Turn – Food and Drink Triggers

We’ve talked about common triggers. We’ve talked about unusual triggers. Now let’s talk about eating triggers. What foods or drinks can send you/your kid into an asthma flare? I don’t mean just the “official” food allergies, either. Share your thoughts on any eating/drinking experiences that ended up as triggers.

Friday, er, Monday Links – California Whooping Cough, Lung Taste Buds

Let me tell you something: Colorado takes Halloween seriously, you guys. There were parties. There were dances and haunted houses. There was trick or treating last night with a whole bunch of other people until after 9:00 and, unlike the Deep South where I used to live, there were hordes and hordes of neighbors still […]