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Currents for Summer 2012

This asthma and allergy publication is produced by the Canadian Network for Respiratory Care in conjunction with Allergic Living magazine. Subscribers to the Canadian edition of Allergic Living will receive each quarterly issue in the magazine with their subscription. The CNRC thanks GlaxoSmithKline for an educational grant in support of this consumer health publication. Currents Summer 2012

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Urine Test Predicts Asthma in Kids

A researcher with the AllerGen research network in Canada is hoping a urine test he’s developing will turn the grey area of diagnosing asthma into simple black and white. Asthma can be tricky for a doctor to diagnose, especially in young kids. Symptoms can mimic other diseases and spirometry, the breathing test to diagnose asthma, […]

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Asthma Educators Advise

Pollen tips, asthma & weight, sneeze-free kid spaces

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Tween-Age Asthma

Sometimes at school, you don’t want other kids to see you with your inhaler. But you need your medication. What to do? We asked certified asthma educators Ingrid Baerg and Angela Alexander for some tips. First tip: The great thing about asthma is that if you learn to control it, asthma  won’t control you. Some […]

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Will our baby develop asthma, too?

Q. My husband has controlled moderate-to-severe asthma. We now have a four-month-old, and I’m concerned that he may develop asthma, too. Should we take any special precautions with the baby during spring allergy season? Dr. Watson: There are many factors that contribute to the development of asthma in children. Having a mother or father with […]

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Novel Dust Mite Vaccine on Its Way

If you’re one of the 20 million Americans with an allergy to house dust mites, then you probably know that relief can sometimes be found with allergy shots, also known as immunotherapy. But signing up for years of weekly needles isn’t for everyone. So many of us continue to simply treat the symptoms – the […]

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Allergy-Friendly, Eco-Friendly Flooring

With the cooler weather, we’re indoors more than ever.

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Currents for Winter 2012

Asthma and sleep deprivation; plus, much achoo about cat allergies.

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Group Assails Delay in Smog Standards

President Obama has chosen to delay a new National Air Quality Standard for ground level ozone – a move that jeopardizes the health of millions of Americans with asthma and other respiratory conditions.

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Currents for Fall 2011

Lock-up policies in schools endanger students with asthma.

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