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Managing Your Child's Asthma In The Fall: What Parents Should Know
Allergies and other environmental factors can make asthma harder to manage when the season changes to fall.
It's especially challenging for kids, in part because they have smaller airways than adults.
“Although asthma can flare up for a number of reasons, a lot of people with allergies also have asthma, and asthma can be triggered by allergies. So the fall is a tough time for asthmatic sufferers,” says Dr. Gaurav Kumar, a LifeBridge Health pediatrician. “Many kids are pretty good with their asthma in the summertime, but then when the fall starts, it becomes a problem again. In general, asthma flares up much more for most people in the fall and winter, because that’s when you’re most likely to catch a cold.”
“What happens in the fall with regards to children,” Kumar adds, “is that you go from taking these outdoor summer vacations to now being in a classroom again. So now you’re in cont
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Teens Share Stories To Deter Other Students From Using Tobacco
An innovative strategy called Teens Against Tobacco Use showed promise as an effective strategy to deter tobacco use in middle and high school students, according to a research study by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health.
The study appeared today in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.
“The most important takeaway message is that Teens Against Tobacco Use is a promising model in tobacco prevention,” said senior author Louis Brown, PhD, assistant professor of health promotion and behavioral sciences at UTHealth School of Public Health in El Paso, Texas.
The program, developed by the American Lung Association, the American Cancer Society, and the American Heart Association, partners teachers with youth interested in educating others about the dangers of tobacco.
Brown worked with the El Paso Independent School District to
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Texas Woman's University Partners With Keypath Education To Deliver Two Online Family Nurse Practitioner Programs
Texas Woman's University (TWU), one of the nation's leading providers of high-quality nurses, will partner with Keypath Education, a leading online program management provider, to offer two online programs specifically focused on Family Nurse Practitioners (FNP). The online Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Master of Science and the post-master's FNP Certificate will expand TWU's respected, successful and popular on-campus nursing program offerings.
Applications are being accepted now for these programs, with the first cohort term starting January 13, 2020. TWU's curriculum emphasizes patient well-being, skillful management of acute and chronic illness through clinical mastery, and collegial prowess.
"The innovative online learning environment will help students develop advanced clinical skills, health care knowledge, the ability to translate evidence to practice, and clinical procedur
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Facility Dog ‘Shetland’ Helps Next Generation Of Health Care Providers
Future military health care providers are learning new ways to care for patients thanks to the help of a two-year-old Golden Labrador Retriever mix named Shetland.
The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) recently welcomed Shetland as its very own facility dog – making its F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine the first medical school to have a permanent, live-in facility dog. Shetland was “officially” sworn in as a Navy Lieutenant Commander during a ceremony today as part of USU’s Founders’ Day events. His mission: to promote wellness on campus while teaching the benefits and responsible use of Animal Assisted Interventions in health care, referred to broadly as pet therapy.
Service dogs, like Shetland, are trained to perform tasks for people with disabilities, supporting individuals with low vision, even mitigating the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder.