The American Lung Association has created an asthma action plan to prepare teachers for youngsters vulnerable to asthma attacks at school. On the two-page form, parents can share information about allergies, medicines and what to do if their child has an attack. It may have been two years since a child has had an asthma attack, but asthma is still… , of 6 words 99. Bradenton Herald, The FL – November 23, 2002 ASTHMA: POLLEN, POLLUTION, SMOKING AND CLIMATE PLAY ROLES Asthma sufferers beware. The Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater area may be hazardous to your health. According to a study, the three-city metropolitan area is one of the top 25 hot spots where certain factors put additional stress on people with asthma. The study, commissioned by the drug company GlaxoSmithKline, scored the largest 100 metropolitan areas on the number of asthma patients, annual deaths from the disease, physician specialists, and prescription for asthma medications.The… , of 1 2 words 99. Age, The Melbourne, Australia – July , 2002 Trial may give patients a breathing space, ASTHMA TREATMENT An asthma treatment that teaches sufferers to control their breathing without medicine or inhalers is proving highly effective in its largest trial, a researcher says. Jill McGowan, an instructor in the Buteyko method who is running the trial, said that after six months, almost all asthma patients who used the breathing technique had fewer symptoms, took part in more physical activity and relied less on medication.Ms McGowan, a Scottish nurse, made headlines last year when she sold her… , of 901 words 99. Daily Telegraph Sydney, Australia – August 6, 2001 18 months to recover – Asthma attack research ASTHMA sufferers should allow 18 months for their lungs and airways to recover from an attack, research shows. Researchers believe patients experience a “roller-coaster ride” of symptoms after not allowing sufficient time for their bodies to recover.The research, endorsed by the National Asthma Council, was conducted at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital under Dr Helen Rendell and the late Professor Anne Woolcock.“Doctors have long known that patients take a… , of 498 words 99. The Record New Jersey – May 1, 2001 ASTHMA NEED NOT PREVENT WORKOUTS Asthma sufferers are increasing worldwide, according to an article in the American College of Sportsmedicine’s Health and Fitness Journal. Characterized by difficulty in breathing, asthma attacks occur when the bronchial airways narrow because of inflammation; the attacks are generally accompanied by muscle spasms and mucus secretions.Asthma can develop at any age, from childhood well into the golden years. Most attacks are triggered by exposure to airborne toxins, cigarette… , of 657 words 99. *- February 6, 2001 THE COLD WINTER WEATHER CAN WORSEN ASTHMA AND OTHER RESPIRATORY PROBLEMS. HERE’S HOW TO COPE Cold weather exacerbates asthma and other lung problems, a fact unknown to many patients.But as deaths from asthma rise — including that last month of Gene Taylor, a beloved Detroit-area radio producer who died after an asthma attack on a sleigh ride — lung and allergy doctors are trying to educate patients about how to protect themselves in the winter.Their advice is important to the 15 million to 17 million Americans diagnosed with asthma and millions of others with respiratory… , of 1784 words 99. Chicago Tribune – April 21, 2000 IN BATTLE WITH ASTHMA, CASUALTY LIST SOARING In America’s asthma epidemic, Yolanda Garcia’s impoverished South Bronx neighborhood very likely is at the epicenter. Rates of the potentially fatal respiratory disease are at least eight times the national average here, and often the victim is a child.Despite advances in medication and therapy, scientists are struggling to explain why asthma rates are skyrocketing, not just in City but nationally, and why the increase has been so severe in inner cities…. , of 1264 words 99. State, The Columbia, SC – August 2, 1999 CARE GROUP USES EDUCATION TO CONTROL ASTHMA IN KIDS Fact: Asthma is a manageable and reversible lung disease.Fact: Asthma is the most common chronic illness in children. More than 70,000 South Carolina children suffer from asthma. The South Carolina Managed Care Alliance decided to act on those facts.The managed-care trade group landed a $ ,000 grant from the pharmaceutical giant Merck & Co. and launched an asthma management program geared to educating day-care workers on how to recognize and manage asthma in children in.