Category: Asthma (Page 5)

Friday Links – September Epidemic, Tylenol Risk, Free National Parks

Ever Heard of the “September Epidemic”? Janeen talks about this phenomenon over on her food allergy blog, and it’s based on a National Jewish article. Go read the whole thing, but here’s the short version: doctors see a rush of kids in the ER around September when back-to-school means back to the petri dish of […]

Friday Links – The Not-a-Conference, Chickenpox, Voting

HomeHer10 is the Most Fun I’ve Had All Week If you follow me on Twitter and you’ve been wondering why I keep hashtagging the most mundane of tweets with #HomeHer10, this is why. Also, here are some “conference” highlights. Chickenpox Might – MIGHT – Reduce Risk of Asthma, Skin Allergy One study suggests this link, […]

Tuesdays are Your Turn – Kids’ Allergy Shots at Home

What’s proposed in today’s question would ease most of the inconvenience and probably some of the fear involved in weekly allergy shots for kids: Can allergy shots be given at home to kids? I have an adult friend who, after some training of course, administers her own allergy shots at home. I asked the staff […]

Tuesdays are Your Turn – Confronting Public Smokers (Or Not)

Last week Kelley sent me this question: [W]e’ve been spending a lot of time outside at the beach, park, etc. Smoking is illegal here in all public parks including the beach, however, I always (at least every other time) have someone doing it anyway. Most people will go where they are supposed to when I […]

Tuesdays are Your Turn – Heat

The high in Denver today is forecast for 97 degrees. Which, because this is Colorado, means all the local news and Twitter feeds focus on the heat, the high temperature that will possibly break records today, the dangers of such a hot sunny day, AND FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, HAVE WE MENTIONED THIS TERRIBLE […]

Friday Links – Asthma and Pneumonia, Health Literacy, Images of Summer

Asthma Kids with the Flu More Likely to Develop Pneumonia Well, okay. You probably already know about the dangerous link between kids’ asthma and flu-related pneumonia, but apparently until this research, asthma was only a confirmed risk factor  in adults, not children. In fact, asthma may up the chance of pneumonia as much as 40%. […]

Friday Links – Dulera Approval, It May Not Be Asthma, Fireworks

FDA Approves Dulera, a New Combination Inhaler Like Advair and Symbicort, the Dulera inhaler contains both a corticosteroid and a long-action beta agonist. According to this article, you should be able to find it in the U.S. soon. New Anti-Inflammatory Possibly on the Horizon For patients who can’t get much relief or control from inhaled […]

Tuesdays are Your Turn – Vacation Flares

When you have an asthma kid and you tell people you’re heading out on a short summer trip and then at the last minute, halfway to your destination, you have to turn around, head back down the mountain and cancel your reservations, you’ll probably get questions like this: “Is it because of AG? Is she […]

Tuesdays are Your Turn – How to Carry Meds

When we talked about travel tips, you guys had some excellent ideas, and one of them prompted today’s reader response. Sarah mentioned sweaters with inside pockets to keep her meds right where she can access them on plane trips, and it got me thinking about how we all carry inhalers and spacers and – for […]

Summer Health and Recreation

Today’s the summer solstice, the longest day of the whole year. Here in the Northern hemisphere, it’s the first official day of summer. Have some warm weather health and vacation posts to see you through ’til fall: Who doesn’t love swimming pools?Remember that chlorine can trigger asthma attacks. Are you new to the Denver area […]