Category Archives: Asthma

Asthma Statistics

Below are facts on asthma pulled directly from the World Health Organization (WHO) site: Facts According to WHO estimates, 235 million people suffer from asthma. Asthma is the most common chronic disease among children. Asthma is not just a public … Continue reading

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Can Owning a Dog Keep Your Child Asthma-Free?

Nearly everyone loves having a pet and especially a dog.  The dog is officially dubbed “Man’s Best Friend” and that couldn’t be any more true even if you have a child who suffers from asthma.  Extensive research suggests that children … Continue reading

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Asthma and Schools

School has officially started for everyone across the United States.  In the United States, about 20 million people have asthma and nearly 6.3 million of them are children.  Children have smaller airways than adults making asthma especially serious for them.  … Continue reading

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Summer Air Quality

If you reside in a city, you may have noticed that when the temperatures start to rise the quality of the air you breathe declines and severe air quality alerts pop up overnight. The formation of ozone increases during sunny … Continue reading

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Coping with Pet Allergies

Pets become family: they’re forgiving, around when you need them, are not judgmental, and love you unconditionally. In the United States there are around 100 million pets! But for some, loving pets can cause allergic reactions.   Your immune system … Continue reading

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Is your City the Worst for Pollution?

The American Lung Association (ALA) released the 2014 rankings for the cities with the highest and lowest amount of air pollution.  The ALA divides the tested pollution into three categories: ozone, year round particle pollution and short-term particle pollution. The … Continue reading

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Breathe Easy: It’s Asthma Awareness Month

Asthma can affect anyone from babies to the elderly and anyone in between. 25.5 million Americans live with asthma according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC). If you have had problems breathing or find yourself breathless and wheezing, you … Continue reading

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