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All articles from: January, 2013

What to do if your baby is allergic to your pet

If your infant has a pat dander allergy, you’ll clearly want to speak with your doctor to get his advice, but there are also a number of things you can do to turn your house into an environment in which both your cat and your newborn can coexist.

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Health organizations announce new educational asthma website

On January 24, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) and Teva Respiratory published a press release announcing the launch of their new website, Get Smart About Asthma, a comprehensive online resource that examines the underlying causes of the chronic respiratory disease.

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Pennsylvania medical center puts on annual Asthma Ski Day

Geisinger Community Medical Center (GCMC), based in Scranton, Pennsylvania, recently put on its 30th annual Asthma Ski Day at Snö Mountain, giving asthma sufferers up to age 18 the opportunity to strap on some skis and spend the day outside with others who are afflicted by this chronic respiratory disease.

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Children exposed to secondhand smoke are at greater risk of asthma attacks

According to Reuters, researchers from Imperial College London determined that implementing smoking bans in enclosed public places led to a decrease in the number of children admitted to hospitals due to asthma-related complications.

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