Allercy and Asthma Health
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The Official Publication of AAN - MA

Winter 2012

  • Girl Scouts Learn About Asthma
    Girl Scout Patch Programs provide fun-filled activities motivating scouts to learn new things that affect their community and beyond. One program recently spurred some Girl Scouts to learn about asthma through a patch program, and this program is also available to other Girl Scouts who want to get involved.

  • Reducing Indoor Allergens
    Winter has arrived in full force, and we're all spending a lot of time indoors. For people with allergies and asthma, this can lead to problems with indoor allergens. Here's how you can you make sure your home doesn't aggravate your allergies.

  • Viruses and Asthma: What You Need To Know
    To Battle the Bugs This Winter

    People with asthma often suffer worse symptoms when they get a cold or the flu. Take care this winter with some valuable tips from the American Association for Respiratory Care.

  • Don't Let Stress Make Your Asthma Worse
    For people with asthma, stress and anxiety can be particularly difficult at the first of the year because these are known triggers for asthma attacks. See how you can lessen your chance of having an asthma attack.

  • Tell Us What You Think About Allergy & Asthma Health
    Please take a few moments to participate in our readership survey so we can find out what kinds of stories you would like to read next year. We would also like to have your email address so we can let you know when a new issue has been posted online.

  • News Bits
    Read the newest information about asthma and allergies from these studies appearing recently online.


Allergy & Asthma Health Staff

Marsha Cathcart
Thomas J. Kallstrom, RRT, FAARC
Managing Editor
Beth Binkley Contributor
Kelly Piotrowski
Production Assistant/


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