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Allergy Death at School: When Do Morals Override Policy?

By | 2016-11-20T07:53:43+00:00 January 6th, 2012|Categories: Asthma, Medication, Parenting, School|Tags: , , , , , , , |

7-year-old Ammaria Johnson died after anaphylactic shock while at school. The school did not administer an Epi-Pen (which could have afforded Ammaria life-saving time to get to the hospital). One of the most shocking things about the allergy death is that the school stated they do have "lifesaving medication" available, but they administer them only "when [...]

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7 Tips to Protect Children from Halloween Food Allergies

By | 2016-11-20T07:53:47+00:00 October 28th, 2010|Categories: Asthma, Holidays, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Halloween can be a difficult time for children with food allergies. More than 3 million children have good allergies in the United States. The only way to prevent food allergy reactions is to avoid the food completely. However, there are many treats that are given to children at Halloween parties or when they are trick-or-treating. In [...]

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Rate of ADHD higher in asthmatic children

By | 2016-10-05T06:46:12+00:00 December 18th, 2008|Categories: ADHD, Asthma, Medication, Research|Tags: , , , , |

In a study by Yuksel, et al. (2008), children with moderate asthma had significantly higher scores than non-asthmatic children on the Conners' Parent Rating Scale-48 (CPRS), an ADHD rating scale.  A study by Blackman & Gurka (2007) also found that children with asthma had a higher rate of ADHD.  As severity of asthma symptoms increased, so did the [...]

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Growing up with a dog reduces the risk of asthma and allergies

By | 2016-10-05T06:46:14+00:00 April 28th, 2008|Categories: Asthma, Dogs|Tags: , , , |

In a six-year study of 9,000 children, it was discovered that growing up with a dog leads to a low level of sensitization to allergens.  This was also true of children who did not have a dog in the home, but had frequent contact with dogs.  The children were not only less sensitive to animal dander, [...]

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Link between ADHD and Asthma

By | 2016-10-05T06:46:15+00:00 March 4th, 2008|Categories: ADHD, Asthma, Research|Tags: , , , , |

A study of 102,000 children found that children with asthma have a higher rate of ADHD, depression, and learning disabilities than children without asthma. The more severe the asthma, the more severe the symptoms of ADHD, depression, and LD. The researchers point out this may be partly due to the fact that children with asthma are [...]

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Children with depression and anxiety are more likely to have allergies

By | 2016-10-05T06:46:15+00:00 November 1st, 2007|Categories: Asthma, Depression/Anxiety, Research|Tags: , , , |

Out of 184 children and teens being evaluated for psychiatric disorders, 57% had a history of allergic disorders, including asthma. Young people with internalizing disorders (such as depression and anxiety) were almost twice as likely to have a history of allergies than young people without an internalizing or externalizing disorder. (ADHD is an example of an [...]

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