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Get the Facts on Exercise-Induced Asthma

Whether you are training for the next Winter Olympics or enjoying winter sports on your own, exercise-induced broncho­constriction should not force you to be a spectator in your favorite sporting activities.

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The Most Wonderful Time of the Year?

You don’t want to be a Scrooge. You really don’t. But every holi­day season you wonder why your “seasonal” allergies are still bothering you. Why are you stuck sneezing, wheez­ing, and coughing while everyone else is caroling, sleighing, and spreading cheer?

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NFL Legend Jerome Bettis

by Jessica Webb Errickson

As one of the most celebrated players in NFL history, former Pittsburgh Steeler Jerome Bettis knows the importance of staying at the top of his game. For Jerome, whose impressive rushing skills earned him the nickname “The Bus,” keeping in tiptop shape demands more than a healthy diet and exercise routine; he also has to contend with asthma and severe food allergies. But with his asthma under control and his anaphylaxis action plan in place, nothing can stop “The Bus.”

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Kids Can Breathe Easy at Asthma Camp

by Cynthia Isaacson, MA

Both parents and their kids with asthma can breathe easy this summer knowing they will be well taken care of at asthma camp. Asthma camps are exclusively for chil­dren and teens with persistent asthma, meaning they take daily controller medication. Many of the kids who go to asthma camp are unable to attend a “mainstream” camp because of their chronic disease, required daily medica­tions, or their parents’ discomfort with not knowing the level of care their child will receive away from home.

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Spring Cleaning with Allergies & Asthma

Spring cleaning can be more than just a daunting chore for people with allergies and asthma. Dust, pet hair, and fumes from cleaning sup­plies can leave you reaching for the tissues instead of the broom. But spring cleaning can also help you avoid al­lergy symptoms.

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Who Gets Asthma?

Asthma is very common, affect­ing more than 26 million people in the United States, including nearly 7 million children. No one knows for sure why some people have asthma and others don’t. However, heredity can play a role. People who have family members with allergies or asthma are more likely to have asthma themselves.

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Send Your Child’s Asthma Packing!

Your child’s asthma shouldn’t stop you from planning a family vacation or sending your child to sleepover camp or on a trip with friends. With some careful preparation and com­munication, you and your child should be able to enjoy all the benefits of time away from home.

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Exercise-Induced Asthma Can Leave You Breathless

Many people confuse being out of shape with having exercise-induced asthma. Because the symptoms of exercise-induced asthma are similar to poor fitness (shortness of breath and a tight feeling in the chest), it can be difficult to tell the difference between them. The symptoms of exercise-induced asthma may deter people from exercise. However, exercise-induced asthma can be controlled, and you can stay active.

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