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Recent developments in allergy, asthma care during the height of the season

May 26, 2017

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America designates May as National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month each year to raise awareness for these common diseases, as it is peak season for both conditions.

Although there is no cure for asthma or allergies, proper treatment and care can prevent many deaths, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA). More than 24.5 million people in the United States, including more than 6 million children aged younger than 18, have asthma, and 10 people die from asthma each day, according to AAFA. Allergies of all types, including pollen, skin and latex, affect more than 50 million Americans and the number is rising, according to AAFA.

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Asthma in boys linked to maternal prenatal stress, air pollution

May 25, 2017
Male infants who were exposed to ambient fine particulate matter and maternal psychosocial stress in utero were more likely to develop asthma by 6 years of age

Symptom education crucial during National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

May 22, 2017
While asthma and allergies continue to be common conditions in the United States, with over 60 million people experiencing symptoms, many people are unaware or do not…
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Parents uncertain of dosage, labeling in OTC allergy medication for children

May 19, 2017
While more than half of parents reported they administered over-the-counter allergy medicine to their child, 15% of parents gave their child medication labeled for…
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Pediatric Chronic Rhinosinusitis

Pediatric Annals, August 2014, Volume 43 Issue 8
Pediatric chronic rhinosinusitis is a multifactorial inflammatory and infectious disorder. It likely reflects a…
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Allergy and Immunology

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

When is a cough more than just a cough? This is the challenge that faces every pediatric provider when confronted with…
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Recent developments in allergy, asthma care during the height of the season

May 26, 2017
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America designates May as National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month each year to raise awareness for these…

Meeting News

Asthma in boys linked to maternal prenatal stress, air pollution

May 25, 2017
Male infants who were exposed to ambient fine particulate matter and maternal psychosocial stress in utero were more likely to develop asthma by 6

Symptom education crucial during National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

May 22, 2017
While asthma and allergies continue to be common conditions in the United States, with over 60 million people experiencing symptoms, many people are…

In the Journals

Parents uncertain of dosage, labeling in OTC allergy medication for children

May 19, 2017
While more than half of parents reported they administered over-the-counter allergy medicine to their child, 15% of parents gave their child…

Advocacy group shines a light on food allergy awareness

May 15, 2017
On Sunday, May 14, the Empire State Building was illuminated in teal in honor of the 20th annual Food Allergy Awareness Week, intended to educate

In the Journals

Low-income children with chronic conditions at risk for significant costs without CHIP renewal

May 12, 2017
Low-income children with chronic conditions and their families could experience drastic cost increases for health care as much as

In the Journals

Vitamin D unlikely to lower risk of asthma, atopic dermatitis

May 11, 2017
Increasing vitamin D is unlikely to reduce the risk of pediatric and adult asthma, atopic dermatitis or other allergies, according to study results…

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Current Concepts of Transition of Care in Cystic Fibrosis

Pediatric Annals, May 2017, Volume 46 Issue 5
Over the past 6 decades, advances in cystic fibrosis (CF) diagnosis and management have extended the life expectancy of patients far beyond…

In the Journals

EpiPens remain effective well beyond expiration date

May 9, 2017
Although concentrations of epinephrine weaken over time, significant amounts of epinephrine are retained in EpiPens long after their expiration…

Q&A: Understanding the link between diabetes, mental health disorders

May 4, 2017
Adolescents with common health conditions, such as diabetes, asthma and obesity, are at a higher risk for depression and major depressive episodes…

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