Wednesday, August 27, 2014

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Jennifer Rackley

Jennifer Rackley, Health Guide

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Nutritionist & Caregiver

Resources and Tools: Teaching Your Child About Asthma

There are many things you worry about when your child is diagnosed with asthma.  It's so much different than an adult because most children under 12 can't completely articulate what they are feeling.  So, one of the first steps in good asthma control (and alleviating some of your worry) is to help your child describe what they are... Read moreChevron
posted 08/25/2014, comments (0)|
James Thompson, MD

James Thompson, MD, Health Pro

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Board Certified Allergist and Asthma Specialist

Tips on How to Get Through Ragweed Season

Ragweed season began in early August. Were you prepared for it? If not, don’t worry. You can immediately take some steps to get through the rest of this season. First, let’s review what ragweed is, where you find it, and when the season starts and stops.    What is ragweed? Ragweed is a plant found throughout the US, but is... Read moreChevron
posted 08/20/2014, comments (0)|
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RA, Physical Trauma, and Healing

I still remember the date and time of my injury.  It was April 2nd, at 4:30 in the morning.  I had awakened and was making my way downstairs for some pain medication.   I didn’t switch on the light.  I didn’t give myself a moment to clear my head.  I was half sleep-walking down the stairs that lead from my... Read moreChevron
posted 08/19/2014, comments (0)|
John Bottrell

John Bottrell, Health Pro

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A Registered Respiratory Therapist and asthmatic

What COPD Patients Should Expect From an ER Visit

Sometimes people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) delay a needed trip to an emergency room due to fear of the unknown. To ease this fear, I’ve decided to take you on a journey through a typical emergency room, introducing you to all the people you may meet along the way. Ready? Let’s go!   Emergency... Read moreChevron
posted 08/08/2014, comments (0)|
Kathi  MacNaughton

Kathi MacNaughton, Health Pro

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Living with Asthma

Childhood Obesity and the Asthma Epidemic

Over the past few decades, the incidence of both childhood obesity and asthma in kids has increased at an alarming rate. Experts have been suggesting there might be a link between these two health issues. Now a newly published study from Bristol University in the UK has found a strong relationship between body mass index (BMI, a standard measure... Read moreChevron
posted 08/06/2014, comments (0)|