The U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools recognition award honors public and private elementary, middle, and high schools and districts that are exemplary in: 1) reducing environmental impact and costs; 2) improving the health and wellness of students and staff and, 3) providing effective environmental sustainability education.
Published online: April 22, 2013.
Upcoming Asthma Camp for Kids Ages 8 - 12 - August 11-16, 2013
Operated by Zebra Crossings, in partnership with the Pediatric Pulmonary Department at New Hampshire's Hospital for Children.
Infection with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is extremely common in early childhood, with nearly all children experiencing at least 1 such infection before age 2 years. For many years it has been recognized that children with RSV bronchiolitis experience higher than expected rates of wheezing illnesses and asthma later in childhood. However, being able to predict which children with bronchiolitis will be later diagnosed with asthma is not yet possible...
Published Online: March 26, 2012 by The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (JACI) is the official scientific journal of the AAAAI, and is the most-cited journal in the field of allergy and clinical immunology.
Administration of oral steroids to asthma patients reduced wait time and improved patient care, reveals study published in Pediatrics. Asthma is the most common chronic illness in children requiring a visit to Emergency. Every year, the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) sees more than 2,500 patients with asthma. Two thirds of these asthma patients present with more than mild symptoms, meaning they have respiratory distress requiring increased levels of care, which may include requiring overnight admission to the hospital...
Published online: April 09, 2012, MedIndia News, by Sheela Philomena.
Children and teens who are overweight or obese are more likely to have asthma than their healthy-weight peers, a new study finds. The strength of the association between asthma and obesity varied by race and ethnicity. The strongest association between body-mass index (BMI), a measure of body fat based on height and weight, and asthma was found in Hispanic youth, while the link between being overweight or obese and having asthma was weakest in black children....
Published online: February, 29, 2012, HealthDay News.