Allercy and Asthma Health
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The Official Publication of AAN - MA

Winter 2015

  • Cover Story: Test Your Indoor Allergen Knowledge
    by Walton B. Wilson, MHS, RRT
    Most people think of outdoor allergens, such as pollen, when they think of asthma triggers. But because it is much more common to spend a lot of time indoors, it is important to recognize the common indoor allergens that can cause problems as well.

  • YouTube May Not Be the Best Source for Asthma Info
    by Mike Shoemaker, BHA, RRT-NPS, AE-C
    People frequently turn to the internet for health information. Unfortunately, it is often difficult to tell the difference between good, safe, medical information and bad, harmful information. How do you know?

  • Do I Have Asthma or COPD or Both?
    by Helen Sorenson, MA, RRT, CPFT, FAARC
    The confusion between asthma and COPD is not uncommon, as some of the same medications are used to treat them and some of the symptoms seem similar. But make no mistake: they are different conditions.

  • Epinephrine Should Be Stocked in Every School
    by Clifton Dennis, BHS, RRT, AE-C
    Anaphylaxis is a concerning disorder because of its life-threatening potential. Intramuscular epinephrine is a life-saving therapy to counteract anaphylaxis, but it is not always available when and where it is needed most. Let’s change that!

  • News Bits
    Read the newest information about asthma and allergies from these studies appearing online.


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Allergy & Asthma Health Staff

Marsha Cathcart
Editor
Thomas J. Kallstrom, RRT, FAARC
Managing Editor
Beth Binkley Contributor
Kelly Piotrowski
Graphic Artist

 

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