During these cold winter days, children spend more time indoors where they may breathe in allergy and asthma triggers like dust mites, mold and pet dander. Regular cleaning can help reduce these triggers, but you might want to reconsider the commercial cleaning product you use. “Many cleaning products contain harmful chemicals that can also cause […]
If your child has asthma, she might be a star in the making. Many athletes, movie stars, U.S. presidents and other famous people have attained world-wide success while living with asthma. Their stories prove that a diagnosis of asthma doesn’t have to hold you back. Jackie Joyner-Kersee The 4-time Olympian and 3-time gold medalist was […]
Thinking of lighting up? Before you strike that match, you might want to know that cigarette smoke contains more than 7,000 chemicals, including hundreds that are toxic. About 70 of these chemicals have been linked to cancer. “For children and others around you who breathe in the secondhand smoke, the effects may be even more […]
More than 13 million days of school are missed annually because of asthma. But following the ABCs of asthma management will help ensure your child enjoys the new school year.
Now that school is out, it may be a little bit easier to get the kids out of bed in the morning. The final days of school spent battling spring fever while taking exams have been replaced by swimming, playing ball and just running around the backyard in search of adventure. But for as many […]
While many people breathe a sigh of relief when spring arrives, the 7 million American children who have asthma may simply find it more difficult to breathe. Spring ushers in the pollen season, which may trigger allergies that lead to asthma.