Beware of the September epidemic...

Ever wonder why there is a spike in asthma cases during the first weeks of the school year? It's been even called the September epidemic because it occurs every year in September just after school starts. So what's the connection between asthma and the start of the school year? As...

Second-hand smoke: Should parents of children with asthma be concerned?

January 22, 2009 |

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Yes, parents of children who have asthma should be very concerned about second-hand smoke. Every year, between 12,000 and 15,000 children suffer from asthma because of exposure to second-hand smoke in homes, cars, and hotels or motels. (source). Second-hand smoke is a serious health hazard and there is no safe...

Fall: Asthma season?

September 23, 2008 |

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Ever wondered why there is a spike in asthma cases during the fall — some even call it the September epidemic — during the first weeks of the school year? According to a Canadian study, "the great majority of asthma exacerbations in children coincide with rhinovirus infections, which are most...