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Boston public schools: an asthma-friendly school district
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Boston public schools: an asthma-friendly school district
School nurses see their fair share of asthma. “In 2015-16, we had 10,724 patients with a documented diagnosis of asthma,” explained Patricia Kenney, nurse liaison for Children with Special Health Care Needs in the Boston Public Schools That amounts to almost 19 percent of the student population.
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Mold: a common asthma trigger
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Mold: a common asthma trigger
Mold is a trigger for many people with asthma. It is possible to prevent mold or eradicate it if it forms.
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Severe persistent asthma
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Severe persistent asthma
Asthma ranges in severity from periodic to severe persistent. However, even persistent asthma can be controlled with medication and avoidance of triggers.
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Exercise: both trigger and treatment for asthma
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Exercise: both trigger and treatment for asthma
Swimming is one of the best exercises for those with asthma. The wetness and warmth of the water can reduce the risk of an attack.
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Healthy eating: an integral part of asthma treatment
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Healthy eating: an integral part of asthma treatment
Although there is no particular diet a person with asthma must follow, a healthy eating plan of whole foods and healthy fats are recommended for overall good health.
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The key  to asthma control
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Asthma
The key to asthma control
A recent study found that one third of people with asthma did not correctly use their inhalers. Errors in administration of asthma medication is one of the major causes of poor control.
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Triggers: Hiding in plain sight
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Triggers: Hiding in plain sight
Triggers are substances that increase the risk of asthma flare-ups. They differ from person to person and in intensity.
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Asthma:  A fight  for breath
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Asthma: A fight for breath
It is estimated that 25 million people in this country have asthma. Although it is a very serious disease, it can often be well-controlled.
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