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A female pediatrician does a pulmonary exercise test at the Robert B. Green campus of University Health System with a young girl

A Plan To Keep Your Child With Asthma Out of the ER

Categories: Blog  /  Children's Health

Editor’s note: This post first appeared in Alamo City Moms Blog. At University Hospital, we see kids brought to our emergency department for out-of-control asthma attacks that can require admission to the hospital—including the ICU. In fact, asthma is one of the top five reasons children are admitted to a hospital. The good news is, by developing an asthma action plan with your child’s physician, understanding it, and providing copies to caregivers and your child’s school, you can lower the chances of needing to visit the hospital in the first place. These plans are available in both English and Spanish. …Read More >

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A female pediatrician helps a little girl feel comfortable while taking a breath test

A plan of action for your child’s asthma

Categories: Blog  /  Children's Health

Editor’s note: This post first appeared in Alamo City Moms Blog. Another school year is winding down, and soon families will be busy with the usual activities of summer — family vacations, summer camp, swimming lessons. If your child has asthma, there is one more activity to add to the list: developing an asthma action plan with your child’s physician during the summer, before the back-to-school rush. Asthma is a chronic condition marked by inflammation and narrowing of the airways, leading to wheezing, shortness of breath and coughing. It usually starts in childhood. Asthma is very common. It afflicts more …Read More >

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A little boy plays with his toy truck in the dirt

A new appreciation for germs?

Categories: Children's Health  /  News  /  Research

It’s enough to cause a shudder among many parents, whose first instinct is to protect kids from dirt and germs. But new research is pointing to an odd paradox — children exposed to different germs at a very young age were less likely to develop asthma in early childhood.  The study, published online last week in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, found that young children exposed to some pretty disgusting bacteria, including those from cockroaches and mice, were less likely to suffer from allergies and asthma later. The findings build on earlier research driving one of the most popular …Read More >

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