Sunday, January 25, 2015

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Jennifer Rackley

Jennifer Rackley, Health Guide

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Nutritionist & Caregiver

Pediatric Asthma Patients At Higher Risk For RSV Complications

There are many contagious diseases going around this time of year.  It is "Cold and Flu Season" after all.  In "This Year's Flu Shot: Does It Work" we talked about the threat of the flu for people with asthma.  Unfortunately the flu is not the... Read moreChevron

posted 01/21/2015, comments (0)|
Kathi  MacNaughton

Kathi MacNaughton, Health Pro

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Living with Asthma

What You Need to Know If You Get the Flu This Year

If you go out in public very often or come into contact with other people this winter, there's a good chance you're going to get the flu. Why? The fact is, this year's flu season is going to be severe. And even if you had your flu shot, you may not be protected.

 

The reason is because the most common flu virus circulating... Read moreChevron

posted 01/16/2015, comments (0)|
John Bottrell

John Bottrell, Health Pro

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A Registered Respiratory Therapist and asthmatic

6 Steps to Better Asthma Control

So you've come to grips that you have asthma, and now you want to gain better control.  Here are five tips to get you started on your way to turning yourself into the perfect asthmatic.


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posted 01/16/2015, comments (0)|
Eli Hendel, M.D.

Eli Hendel, M.D., Health Pro

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Board certified in Internal Medicine and Pulmonary Diseases

The Hygiene Hypothesis and Our Immune System

The hygiene hypothesis states that infections in early childhood expose a child to microorganisms that build up a child’s immune system. Conversely, overprotecting the child to avoid infection and exposure alters the process, so that the individual is prone to having diseases where the immune process is out of control. Asthma is one... Read moreChevron

posted 01/13/2015, comments (0)|
James Thompson, MD

James Thompson, MD, Health Pro

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Board Certified Allergist and Asthma Specialist

What Can You Do If You Get the Flu?

The flu syndrome has been reported in all 50 states of the U.S. and continues to rise each week. Twenty-nine states have reported widespread flu-related illnesses as of the second week of December. So far, those over age of 65 have suffered the worse consequences (hospitalizations or death). Childhood hospitalizations also have been on the... Read moreChevron

posted 01/01/2015, comments (0)|