Allercy and Asthma Health
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Fall 2016

  • Cover Story: Giving Thanks: How To Have a Trigger-Free Thanksgiving
    By Claire Aloan, MS, RRT-NPS, FAARC
    Holiday foods often include ingredients that may be triggers for some people, including wheat, soy, dairy, and nuts. Scents (like from a candle) can also trigger your allergies or asthma. Take care this holiday season with these valuable safety precautions.

  • Cleaning Tips for Allergy Sufferers: Breathe Easier This Fall
    By Brian Cayko, MBA, RRT
    Your home is most likely the #1 location where you are being exposed to your allergic triggers. With the change of the seasons, we’re staying indoors more, so it’s time to review safe cleaning tips inside your home!

  • What's New with the Flu?
    By Eileen M. Censullo MBA, RRT, FAARC
    There are some new things to know about flu vaccination this flu season. First and foremost, only injectable flu shots are recommended by the Centers for Disease Control. The nasal spray or the "live" virus is not recommended this flu season because of concerns about its effectiveness.

  • Does My Chronic Cough Mean I Have Asthma?
    By Jakki Grimball, RRT, AE-C, PAHM
    Read about the common reasons you're coughing, all about chronic or persistent cough, and when it's time to go see a doctor.

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


Allergy & Asthma Health Staff

Marsha Cathcart
Thomas J. Kallstrom, RRT, FAARC
Managing Editor
Beth Binkley Contributor
Kelly Piotrowski
Graphic Artist


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