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Summer Camp Worries: ID Bracelets Can Help

Sending your child off to summer camp comes with a whole new set of worries and concerns for any parent. An identification bracelet designed especially for summer camp is one way to put your mind at ease while giving your child something cool to show off.

Asthma: Don't Let It Bully Your Child

There is a lot of talk these days about bullying.  If your child has asthma which is not well-controlled, they are living with a bully every day. That's right: uncontrolled asthma is like a bully.  Here are seven principles to follow to help your child beat the asthma bully.

Exercise-Induced Asthma: A Video Primer for Parents

Advice for parents from Amy Valasek, M.D., Clinical Associate, Johns Hopkins Pediatric Emergency Department, about exercise-induced asthma.

Polluted Air at Ice Rinks Is Dangerous to Athletes' Health

Attention hockey moms and dads: the air you and your children are breathing at the rink may be hazardous to your health. The culprit:  gas-, diesel- and propane-powered ice resurfacing machines which spew out a toxic stew of carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, and particulate matter, all which can result in potentially serious short- and long-term health problems.

Exercise Induced Asthma Does Not Prevent Sports Participation

Asthma is becoming more common, and as a result, more children and teens are discovering they have asthma when they start playing a sport that may never have wheezed in the recent past.  Although a diagnosis of exercise-induced asthma may sound scary, it has become a very manageable respiratory illness. As long as some key precautions are taken, asthma should not prevent your child from safely participating in sports.

Common Asthma Myths

With its high pollen counts, increased humidity, and air pollution, summer is asthma season. Approximately 34.1 million Americans have been diagnosed with asthma during their lifetime, and the number of people with asthma will grow by more than 100 million by 2025. ChicagoHealers.com Practitioner Dr. Ian Wahl, DAc, LAc, CH  debunks common asthma myths and offers tips parents can take to prevent asthma attacks.

Managing Asthma in Sports

Asthma and exercise-induced asthma (EIA) among athletes are common, but athletic performance need not be hindered if your child takes an active role in controlling the condition and follows good practice and control measures.  Indeed, if your child has asthma, he or she should be encouraged  to exercise as a way to strengthen muscles, improve respiratory health, enhance endurance, and otherwise improve overall well-being. 




Is Household Mold Keeping Your Child From Playing Sports?

For the more than 40 to 50 million American adult and children who suffer from the misery and discomfort of allergies, protecting themselves and their families from exposure to the usual suspects-ragweed and pollen-means locking them selves indoors. Unfortunately, this step could actually be causing more harm than good.

Asthma Shouldn't Rule Out Kids From Sports

Nearly 5 million children in this country suffer from asthma. Without immediate treatment to keep a child's airways from constricting, asthma can be fatal.
Despite the risks, asthma
shouldn't keep your child out of sports. With proper precautions, they
can play, as long as parents follow safety tips.

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