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Halloween Scares for Children with Allergies & Asthma

Parents of children with food allergies are aware of the dangers lurking in Halloween treats, but little attention is paid to asthma, which can also be frightening for asthmatic children participating in Halloween festivities.

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Communication Is Crucial to Protecting Food-Allergic Children at School

Each back-to-school season comes with nervousness for parents and students. However, parents whose children have food allergies are often more anxious than others.

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Study Finds Air Pollution Exposure at Schools Linked to Childhood Asthma Development

by Meghan Lewit

Living near major highways has been linked to childhood asthma, but a new study led by researchers at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California suggests that traffic-related pollution near schools is also contributing to the development of asthma in kids.

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The Summer Camp Asthma Care Checklist

Summer is here, and many children are heading off to camp. Parents can follow this asthma care checklist if their asthmatic child is going to camp.

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Off to College with Allergies & Asthma

For many students, starting college marks the beginning of adulthood, and it may be the first time they’ll be living independently. This exciting (and sometimes scary) transition poses special challenges for those with allergies & asthma, and it often raises concerns for parents.

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Recognizing Asthma in Your Young Child

A cough at night. A cold that doesn’t go away. A whistling sound when breathing out. Maybe even a late-night trip to the hospital because that breathing didn’t seem quite right. If you’ve had any of this happen with your young child, you may be worried and wondering what’s going on. It could be your child has asthma, a serious and sometimes dangerous disease.

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