Allercy and Asthma Health


Summer 2009

CDC Asthma Program Focuses on Air Pollution’s Effect on Asthmatics

A New Approach to Mold in Our Homes

Getting What You Need from the Medicare Prescription Drug Plan

AARC Member Tudy Giordano Helps Troops Stay Connected to Their Kids

News Bits


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News Bits

Mom’s Stress Leads to Child’s Asthma
April 8, 2009: British researchers following more than 14,000 children find those born to mothers who were stressed out during their pregnancies are significantly more likely to end up with asthma.

Facebook, Twitter May Deliver Pollution Alerts
June 1, 2009: Arizona officials are considering a new pollution alert system that would use social media tools like Facebook and Twitter to let kids with asthma know when pollution levels are entering the danger zone in their neighborhoods.

Asthma Runs in the Family
April 22, 2009: Adults who have family members with asthma are significantly more likely to develop the condition themselves, finds the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

College Sports Come Up Short on Asthma
April 29, 2009: Colleges and universities need to do a better job when it comes to managing asthma in their athletes. Research shows most are not following asthma guidelines established by the National Institutes of Health.

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