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  • Reported link between early life exposure to paracetamol and asthma 'overstated'

    Respiratory / Asthma News From Medical News Today
    26 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    Respiratory infections likely to have influential role; current evidence doesn't warrant change in guidance.
  • Reported link between early life exposure to paracetamol and asthma 'overstated'

    Asthma News -- ScienceDaily
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:58 pm
    The reported link between early life exposure to the common painkiller paracetamol and a heightened risk of childhood asthma has been 'overstated,' suggests a review of the current evidence.
  • Blog: Joe's Health Calendar Nov. 27

    Asthma News
    27 Nov 2014 | 12:21 pm
    … members with breathing problems including asthma, bronchitis and emphysema. Participants will …
  • 2600 B.C.-1200 A.D.: The Mayan will cure your asthma

    Respiratory Therapy Cave
    27 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    The natives of Mesoamerica had specific remedies for asthma which included healing rituals, curing steam, and herbal remedies. (3, page ?) Even if these didn't immediately give back the breath of the natives, it provided a means of keeping their minds sharp and allowing time for their lungs to naturally heal.In their 2010 book "Empires of the Maya," Jill Rubalcaba and Angela Keller said:(Mayan diseases were caused) when the soul fell into disharmony. Therefore, curing the illness required shamans (medicine men) to return the soul to a harmonous state. Shamans dealt with disease on both a…
  • Beating the Bullies - Anti-bullying Week 2014

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    bluesingingdragon
    20 Nov 2014 | 12:24 pm
    Courtesy of http://www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk November’s proving to be a busy month, what with Armistice Day (11th), Children in Need (14th), World Prematurity Day (17th) and this week it’s the turn of Anti-bullying week (17th-21st).  The aim of the week is to raise awareness of bullying and encourages children, young people, schools, parents and carers to come together and work towards stopping bullying for all.  There are no official statistics about the prevalence of bullying across the UK, but recent reports state that almost 45,000 children spoke to ChildLine about…
 
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  • Blog: Joe's Health Calendar Nov. 27

    27 Nov 2014 | 12:21 pm
    … members with breathing problems including asthma, bronchitis and emphysema. Participants will …
  • Many asthma triggers at Christmas time

    27 Nov 2014 | 11:53 am
    … very stressful, which can make asthma symptoms worse. Furthermore, Christmas-related items … people with asthma to be aware of what triggers your asthma over … trigger asthma, so avoid if possible. For more advice, call the Asthma Advice Line on 1850 44 54 64. See also our Asthma …
  • Prosena explain Exon Skipping in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy at 6th annual RNA Therapeutics Summit

    27 Nov 2014 | 10:40 am
    RNA Therapeutics, 16th & 17th February, London UK LONDON, LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, November 27, 2014 /EINPresswire.com/ -- It was announced earlier this week that US Drug maker BioMarin will acquire biopharmaceutical company Prosensa, for a total of $ …
  • Prepare for the annual inversion in Utah Valley

    27 Nov 2014 | 10:28 am
    … said. "If you have asthma you will be affected more … in the United States from asthma," she said. An individual …
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea Associated With...

    27 Nov 2014 | 10:15 am
    … in children could also decrease asthma severity. The corrective surgery involved … in acute asthma incidents and a 36-percent drop in asthma-related hospitalizations. “Our … to reduce asthma severity and decrease reliance on medications in asthmatic children …
 
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  • 2600 B.C.-1200 A.D.: The Mayan will cure your asthma

    27 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    The natives of Mesoamerica had specific remedies for asthma which included healing rituals, curing steam, and herbal remedies. (3, page ?) Even if these didn't immediately give back the breath of the natives, it provided a means of keeping their minds sharp and allowing time for their lungs to naturally heal.In their 2010 book "Empires of the Maya," Jill Rubalcaba and Angela Keller said:(Mayan diseases were caused) when the soul fell into disharmony. Therefore, curing the illness required shamans (medicine men) to return the soul to a harmonous state. Shamans dealt with disease on both a…
  • 10 things asthmatics can be thankful for

    25 Nov 2014 | 8:59 am
    Originally published 11/ 26/1210 things for asthmatics to be thankful forWell, it's Thanksgiving time of year, and as usual I think it's time to sit down and ponder all the things we should be thankful for.  Being that this is an asthma site, I'm going to give 10 reasons we asthmatics should be thankful.1.  Doctors today have a pretty good understanding of what asthma is, that it's a disease of acute airway spasms, yet it's a disease of chronic airway inflammation.   2.  Doctors have rescue medicine they can prescribe for you to use during an acute attack.  These…
  • The Noninvasive Ventilation Creed

    23 Nov 2014 | 7:15 am
    What follows is what will be added to the new addition to the Real Physician's Creed: How to take care of Pesky RTs. Again, this is TOP SECRET information for physician use only, and was never intended to be released among the RT community.My source for this ESOTERIC information will be kept anonymous, because if his peers find out he is the leak, he will be banned from the medical community at best, or ridiculed at worse. Page99(Section B-3)Physician's Real Creed: The Noninvasive Ventilation CreedNoninvasive ventilation (NIV)systems are complicated systems that require…
  • Albuterol is the current big con

    21 Nov 2014 | 6:17 am
    Whenever a physician, nurse, patient, or even another respiratory therapist, tries to explain to me why a patient needs a bronchodilator breathing treatment when they don't, I can't help but to think of the 1973 movie "The Sting. The movie stars Robert Redford as Johnny Hooker and Paul Newman as Henry Gondorff. Hooker is a young con man who is being groomed by the more seasoned con Gondorff. In explaining how to be a successful con, Gondorff says, "You have to keep this con even after you take his money. He can't know you took him."This was one of those movies where most of the audience was…
  • What causes COPD flare-ups

    19 Nov 2014 | 2:43 am
    The following was originally published at healthcentral.com/copd on March 30, 2014.COPD Flare-Up CausesChronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is one of those diseases, like asthma, that flares up from time to time. When this happens your breathing and coughing symptoms suddenly get worse. What causes them and what exactly happens?There are essentially four things that might cause a COPD flare-up, or what many refer to as COPD exacerbations.1. Common COPD triggersCOPD lungs tend to be very sensitive due to chronically inflamed air passages, and for this reason they tend to be very…
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  • Beating the Bullies - Anti-bullying Week 2014

    bluesingingdragon
    20 Nov 2014 | 12:24 pm
    Courtesy of http://www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk November’s proving to be a busy month, what with Armistice Day (11th), Children in Need (14th), World Prematurity Day (17th) and this week it’s the turn of Anti-bullying week (17th-21st).  The aim of the week is to raise awareness of bullying and encourages children, young people, schools, parents and carers to come together and work towards stopping bullying for all.  There are no official statistics about the prevalence of bullying across the UK, but recent reports state that almost 45,000 children spoke to ChildLine about…
  • Treadmill Trance

    joshdnyc
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:57 am
    Since my last outdoor run, I’ve been battling a bit of a cold and a (thankfully infrequent) case of exacerbated asthma.  So I had to take yet another step back, and almost 2 weeks off.  I comfort myself in situations like that by remembering there were days when I couldn’t take things in stride (no pun intended!) Taking 2 weeks off seems an eternity, but in actuality, it’s, ummm, 2 weeks.  I started back this Tuesday on the treadmill.  My half marathon training program (10 weeks) is listed below. What I find particularly useful about having this plan laid out like this…
  • Goodbye First Trimester!

    jamillaforever
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:33 am
    Hello ladies! Monday I enter into my second trimester.  As promised, I’m here to share my experience from my first trimester.  Before I actually get started , I must make this clear.. it is true every women experiences pregnancy different and nobody is the same. This is JUST what I experienced.  With that being said, let’s get started! Morning sickness – is no joke my friend! In the beginning, I started out just nauseated which progressed to actually vomiting. I tried many things because I couldn’t deal with being so sick all day. I read ginger helped with nausea,…
  • Attention All School-based Asthma Programs!

    rhallberg
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:25 am
    Start your application now for the 2015 U.S. EPA National Environmental Leadership Award in Asthma Management! Since 2005, 32 health plans, healthcare providers and communities in action have received this Award – the nation’s highest honor for programs delivering excellent environmental asthma management as part of their comprehensive asthma care services. Deadline: January 30, 2015, 11:59 p.m. EST School-based programs are encouraged to submit an application under the Communities in Action category! Apply today if your program: Addresses environmental triggers as part of a comprehensive…
  • Online APPOINTMENT Request for Sonoran Allergy and Asthma Center, Scottsdale, AZ. Call 480-563-9810.

    allergydoctoraz
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    Please enter information below ineach box. All fields are REQUIRED to submit your APPOINTMENT REQUEST for an appointment at our office.  Please allow 24 hours, ONE BUSINESS DAY, for a response to confirm or reschedule your appointment time / date  requestThank you for allowing us to serve you, we look forward to seeing you during your visit! If you would like to visit TODAY, it may be possible –  just call 480-563-9810 right now. Are you a new patient? Great, after you make an appointment, please go to our NEW PATIENT PORTAL to download the easy patient information forms and you will…
 
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  • Asthma and COPD - Twitter summary from 2014 #ACAAI meeting

    Ves Dimov, M.D.
    25 Nov 2014 | 4:30 am
    Dr Panettieri presented on COPD:Fun Fact: The lung has the surface area of a tennis court. Phenotypes in COPD: asymptomatic, ventilatory limited, muscle limited, gas exchange limited.Systemic manifestation of COPD: Cardiovasc Disease, Osteoporosis, Respiratory Infections, Anxiety/Depression, Diabetes, Lung CA, Bronchietasis. COPD amplifies heart disease, manifested by arrhythmias, angina, acute MI, CHF, CVA, etc. Osteoporosis/osteopenia is more frequent with greater spirometric severity in COPD.There is a skeletal muscle dysfunction in COPD - these patients’ anaerobic threshold occurs much…
  • Top 10 Allergy/Immunology Articles of the Year - Twitter summary from 2014 #ACAAI meeting

    Ves Dimov, M.D.
    24 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    Top 10 A/I Articles of the Year by Mark O'Hollaren, who ended his tenure as moderator of these literature reviews:1. Early life air pollution increases asthma risk in minority children - AJRCCM 188:309. Early-life NO2 exposure is associated with increased risk of childhood asthma in Latinos and African-Americans. 2. Mouse vs. cockroach antigen: Which is more highly assoc with poor asthma outcomes? - JACI 132: 830. In communities with both mouse and roach, mouse antigen appears more likely to be associated with poor asthma outcomes. 3. Daily intranasal fluticasone decreases children's growth…
  • Literature review: Food allergy - Twitter summary from 2014 #ACAAI meeting

    Ves Dimov, M.D.
    22 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    Dr Vivian Hernandez-Trujillo discussed Food and Additives Allergy. Sustained unresponsiveness to peanut in subjects who have completed peanut oral IT - JACI 133: 468. First study to show sustained unresponsiveness (4 weeks) after peanut OIT was stopped. Peanut, milk and wheat intake during pregnancy is associated with reduced allergy and asthma in children - JACI 133: 1373. Maternal peanut intake in 1st trimester was linked to almost 50% reduction in odds childhood peanut allergy. Maternal milk intake in 1st trimester was linked to 15% decreased odds childhood asthma and allergic rhinitis.
  • Literature review: Immunotherapy - Twitter summary from 2014 #ACAAI meeting

    Ves Dimov, M.D.
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Dr Hal Nelson discussed new literature on immunotherapy.Comparison of SLIT and SCIT - Clin Exp Allergy 44:417. Take home message: SCIT shows significant and more profound effect than SLIT by symptoms and humoral biomarkers. AAAAI/ACAAI Study of SCIT 2008-2012 - JACI in Practice 2014;2:161. From 2008-12, 27-49% of AAAAI/ACAAI members responded to surveys, representing 23.3 million injection visits. In Bef 2002 study, there were 3.4 fatal reactions per year from SCIT, from 2008-2012 there was just 1 fatal reaction from SCIT. That was in an asthmatic with comorbidities. Dr Nelson laments that…
  • Literature review: drug allergy, immunotherapy and anaphylaxis - Twitter summary from 2014 #ACAAI meeting

    Ves Dimov, M.D.
    20 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    Dr Montanaro discussed updates on drug allergy, immunotherapy and anaphylaxis: 1. Consequences of PCN allergy - Macy JACI 2014. Hospital costs of PCN allergy alone may account for $20M/year in just one large hospital system. -- "It would be reasonable to test all presurgical patients who claim to be allergic to penicillin if these patients will be needing perioperative antibiotic therapy. There are a lot of people out there who report a penicillin allergy and are unnecessarily being prescribed a wider-spectrum antibiotic than they really need. If you can work in a multidisciplinary capacity…
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