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How safe is your home for your child with asthma? »

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Knowing which asthma triggers are at work in your home and eliminating or minimizing them will help you create the best environment for your child. To maintain a healthy indoor environment for your asthmatic, do some of the following: • Don’t allow anyone to smoke in your home. If you smoke, quit or smoke outside [...]

Tips for Parents: Asthma Management in Schools »

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According to the Centers for Disease and Control, asthma is the leading cause of chronic illness among children and adolescents in the United States. Asthma is also the #1 reason children miss school and as a result, the #1 reason parents miss work. Below are a few suggestions for effectively managing your child’s asthma in [...]

Asthma in the Classroom – What Does it Look Like? »

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  Teachers are aware of so many needs in their classrooms; learning needs, social needs and even medical needs. But, what does asthma in the classroom look like? Chances are it doesn’t look like a child barely being able to breathe, gasping and struggling to take their next breath; it is usually more subtle than [...]

Bye-Bye Summer…Hello Flu? »

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The carefree days of summer are officially over and cooler fall weather is on the horizon (thank goodness!) but, that means two things: jackets and colds!  It’s the time of year where our children not only bring stacks of school papers home but also the occasional cold they received from a friend!    Early autumn [...]

Getting Ready for an Asthma Friendly School Year »

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Wow!  How quickly time flies, it seems like just yesterday we were talking about getting ready for camp and now the new school year is upon us and that means exposure to all the triggers that surround our children at school…here are a few tips to help your child have an asthma friendly school year! [...]

Preparing Your Asthmatic Child for Summer Camp »

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It’s summer time and that means fun, sun and camp!  Sending your child away to summer camp can be really difficult, especially for the parents but, it may be particularly hard for the parents of asthmatic children.  The worries can be numerous; will their asthma flare up?  What triggers are lurking?  Who will help them [...]

Reduce School Environment Asthma Triggers »

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When asthma is well controlled, students are ready to learn. Effectively managing a child’s asthma is best accomplished through a comprehensive plan that addresses both the medical management of the disease and the avoidance of environmental triggers. Classrooms often adopt animals as classroom pets or science projects. Any warm-blooded animals, including gerbils, birds, cats, dogs, [...]

Springtime At School »

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Springtime Is Here: Teachers, Are You Ready? The cold, dreary weather is just a memory and springtime is finally here; the grass is green, the flowers and trees are in full bloom and your students are so happy to go outside and enjoy the wonderful Florida weather at recess…but wait, is there a danger lurking [...]

Pinedale Elementary Achieves “Asthma-Friendly School” Status »

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Pinedale Elementary, where nearly 15 percent of the students have asthma, recently became an “Asthma-Friendly School.” To achieve this recognition, CAPW asthma educators worked with administrators, staff, teachers, parents and students to create awareness about the disease, as well as how to manage the condition at school. In addition to age-appropriate Asthma Action training and [...]

Impromptu Asthma Education »

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During an asthma education presentation for the faculty at a local elementary school, Billy, age nine, went to one of the asthma educators to tell her about his asthma. Through the course of the conversation, the asthma educator discovered that Billy had not been involved in the asthma classes for the students, he did not [...]

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