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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! [...]

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 [...]

Welcome! »

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Welcome to the Schools and Child Care blog of the CAPW website! In this blog you will find helpful tips in keeping your school facilities asthma-friendly, updates in asthma trends in education settings, ideas for asthma-friendly schools activities, and various announcements and updates from the CAPW staff and advisory board. Visit often and please offer [...]

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