Allercy and Asthma Health
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The Official Publication of AAN - MA

Winter 2017

  • The Doctor Says It’s Asthma. Can We Keep Our Pets?
    By Kitty Hernlen, MBA, RRT
    Can we keep our pets? For pet owners, this is one of the first questions asked when a child is diagnosed with asthma. If you think your pet may be triggering your child’s asthma, consider having your child tested for allergies to household pets. If you decide to keep the pet, there are some things you can do to help you limit allergies and asthma.

  • Why Colds Make Asthma Worse and What To Do About It
    By Robert Seifrit, MS, RRT-NPS, RRT-ACCS, CPFT, AE-C
    Respiratory viruses such as those that cause colds and flu are the principle causes of asthma flare-ups in children and adults. Take good care, for a cold virus can lead to a severe asthma attack.

  • What is Exercise-Induced Bronchoconstriction?
    By Sarah M. Varekojis, PhD, RRT, FAARC
    If you have been staying home and avoiding getting your exercise this winter, consider using these tips to get out there and at the same time manage your exercise-induced bronchoconstriction.

  • Why Your Child Needs an Asthma Action Plan
    By Karen Gregory, DNP, RRT, AE-C
    Managing asthma can be overwhelming. To help ease the burden, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends all persons with asthma work with their health care team to prepare an asthma action plan.

  • 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
Kelly Piotrowski
Graphic Artist

 

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