Trilogy
    December 19, 2013
    The Trilogy by B

    This is the 3rd video to complete the trilogy of B. We’ve been having a lot of asthma issues lately with school, with wheezing and calls home from the nurses office, so it was about time. I have to …

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    September 12, 2013
    Childhood Diseases: What You Can Do to Change The Odds in Your Child’s Favor

    When I was a kid, none of my peers had type 2 diabetes. I didn't know anyone with a life-threatening peanut allergy. The label ADHD was rarely used. Today more kids will live with a chronic medical co…

    Fast Facts on Indoor Air Quality
    May 27, 2010
    Fast Facts on Indoor Air Quality

    Most of us spend the vast majority of each day indoors, where air quality can be 2-5 times worse than outside. Indoor air quality issues revolve around environmental contaminants such as allergens and…

    Chemicals, Cancer, and Change
    May 7, 2010
    Chemicals, Cancer, and Change

    One of the most exciting reports I have ever read, Reducing Environmental Cancer Risk – What We Can Do Now, was released this week by the President’s Cancer Panel, along with significant coverage …

    Chemicals in Your Environment
    December 4, 2008
    Chemicals in Your Environment

    Parents are often surprised when I tell them that a great number of the products we use in our homes are not necessarily evaluated and declared safe by a government entity. The paints that cover your …

    DHA and Allergies, Asthma, or Eczema
    May 26, 2008
    DHA and Allergies, Asthma, or Eczema

    Getting plenty of DHA, one of the important omega-3 fats found in breast milk, could help to prevent allergies, asthma, and eczema in young children. Dr. Eileen Birch, who has previously studied links…

    Eggs, Fish, Milk, Nuts, and Peanuts for Babies?!
    January 8, 2008
    Eggs, Fish, Milk, Nuts, and Peanuts for Babies?!

    Get ready for some surprising recommendations. Eczema, asthma, and food allergies are all on the rise in children, each having more than doubled in the last several decades. This rapid increase has le…

    Cows, Cats, Siblings, and Immune Health
    August 15, 2007
    Cows, Cats, Siblings, and Immune Health

    Regular contact with farm animals is associated with a dramatically lower risk of a young child's later developing an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) such as Crohn disease (CD) or ulcerative colitis …

    Breathing for Two
    February 7, 2005
    Breathing for Two

    What happens when women with asthma get pregnant? Does their asthma get better or worse? Should they use more asthma medicines when pregnant? Or less? How does the asthma itself affect their babies? T…

    Breastfeeding and Asthma
    September 21, 2004
    Breastfeeding and Asthma

    Asthma in children is increasing around the globe. It's not unusual for it to be a country's number one reason for a child to be hospitalized. Researchers from Australia (a continent where asthmais th…

    Beyond Medicine For Asthma
    September 15, 2004
    Beyond Medicine For Asthma

    Changes in the home environment can be as powerful as medications in treating asthma, according to an exciting study in the September 9, 2004 New England Journal of Medicine. Researchers in the Inner-…

    Common Fumes Cause Asthma?
    August 26, 2004
    Common Fumes Cause Asthma?

    Could it be that how you clean or how you decorate your home might influence whether your child develops asthma? Could the smell of new wall-to-wall carpets be linked to asthma risk? A provocative stu…

    Breast-fed Babies Breathe Easier
    November 7, 2003
    Breast-fed Babies Breathe Easier

    The longer that children breastfeed, the less likely they are to wheeze when they reach their first birthdays, according to a study published in the October 2003 Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immuno…

    Every Parent Whose Child Has Asthma Should Hear
    October 1, 2003
    Every Parent Whose Child Has Asthma Should Hear

    A simple flu shot for every child with asthma could prevent 100,000 hospitalizations this year in the U.S. alone, according to an analysis by the American Lung Association released on September 18, 20…

    Cats, Dogs, Allergies, and Asthma
    August 21, 2003
    Cats, Dogs, Allergies, and Asthma

    Because allergies to pets are common, people long assumed that exposure to pets made allergies more likely. A number of studies have turned this assumption upside down. The August 2003 Pediatrics Syno…

    Wheezing
    November 4, 2002
    Wheezing: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Introduction to wheezing: Our airways are designed to be responsive to harmful substances in the air. If we walk through clouds of smoke, our airways will shrink, protecting our delicate lung tissues …

    Food Allergies
    October 29, 2002
    Food Allergies: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Food hypersensitivity, Oral allergy syndrome, Allergic proctocolitis Introduction to food allergies: Many parents of infants and toddlers are told that food allergies don’t happen …

    cough
    October 26, 2002
    Cough: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Introduction to cough: Your home calms at night, the children are tucked into bed – but then loud coughing replaces the silence. It’s impressive that a body so small can cough so loud. What is a c…

    Asthma
    October 24, 2002
    Asthma: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Reactive airway disease, wheezy bronchitis, viral-associated wheezing, bronchiolitis Introduction to asthma: Asthma is one of the most common disorders affecting children. As many as…

    Allergy Prevention
    August 29, 2002
    Allergy Prevention

    Our understanding of allergies continues to change. Evidence continues to mount that some allergies may be connected to overly clean environments (the “hygiene hypothesis”).  (more…)…