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The Official Publication of AAN - MA

Spring 2010

Is Your Child Ready for an Asthma Camp?
Summer Fun + Education Can = Better Asthma Control

by Eileen Censullo, MBA, RRT
Does your child sit on the sidelines or not want to participate in sports because of his asthma? Does he miss a lot of school days, causing you to miss many days at work? Are you spending a lot of time taking him to the doctor or emergency room? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then your child may be ready to go to an asthma camp.

Asthma, at My Age?

by Helen M. Sorenson, MA, RRT, FAARC
Because asthma is the number one cause of school absenteeism, many people presume that only children are affected. But it is not just a disease of children. The truth is, about 10% of people with asthma are over 65.

Summer Break: Asthma Away from Home

by Thomas J. Kallstrom, RRT, FAARC
As many families hit the road or perhaps decide to have a “staycation” this summer, it might be a good idea to take a look at uncontrollable factors that could cause an unplanned asthma or allergy episode.

Step-Up Therapy for Asthma

A respiratory therapist answers patient/parent questions about a new study.

The CFC Inhaler Phase-out Continues: Seven More Inhalers To Go off the Market

by Sam Giordano, MBA, RRT, FAARC
The United States has begun banning products containing chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), and part of the phase-out includes inhalers that utilize CFCs as a propellant. While some inhalers have already been phased out, a new round of phase-outs will begin shortly.

Preparing College-bound Students To Cope with Their Asthma

Diane Rhodes, BBA, RRT, AE-C
Going off to college can be an exciting time for both students and parents. However, if your child has a history of persistent asthma, it can be frightening and uncertain, too. Success in college can depend on how well the asthma is under control, but a full 72% of college students with asthma let their asthma symptoms worsen before seeking medical attention or taking their prescribed medications.

News Bits

These recently published articles offer helpful lung health information.

 


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Allergy & Asthma Health Staff

Marsha Cathcart
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Thomas J. Kallstrom, RRT, FAARC
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Beth Binkley Contributor
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