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Your Dorm Room and Asthma

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Are you going to college and wondering how your asthma will fare in a dorm room? Indeed, dorm rooms often pose threats to your asthma by presenting triggers like mold, dust mites, and bad air quality. Small spaces like dorm rooms can intensify the presence of irritants like hair sprays, perfumes, and smoke. Most universities in the US, however, offer housing accommodations for serious allergies and asthma. An accommodation as simple as hardwood flooring can prevent asthma flare-ups. Many doctors suggest getting to school a few days before move-in day in order to adjust to the air quality. When moving...

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Your Dorm Room and Asthma

Asthma and Your Summer Rental

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It’s time for summer vacation, and for those with asthma it is crucial to consider how staying in a new space may affect your symptoms. First, look at the rental’s policies that could affect your asthma. If one of your triggers is pet dander, look for spaces in your search that support ‘no-pet’ policies. Or if dust-mites are your trigger, you might want to seek out non-carpeted rooms. Since dirty air conditioning filters can significantly affect air quality, you may want to ask if you would be able to exchange the current filter for a new, allergen-reducing one.  One of...

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Asthma and Your Summer Rental

Can Stress Cause Asthma?

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Stress doesn't cause asthma, but it does exacerbate it in ways that researchers are only beginning to understand. It is useful to think of stress as a trigger, like smoking, dust or air pollution. And like these other triggers, stress can and should be managed. In a study that followed asthmatic children for 18 months, the experience of a sudden negative life event (such as death of a close family member) nearly doubled the risk of a subsequent asthma attack. Furthermore, the impact of a sudden negative event was accentuated when it occurred in the context of chronic stress. Children...

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Can Stress Cause Asthma?

How Confident Are You About Medication Delivery?

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Who is more confident about medication delivery, those who use nebulizers, dry powder inhalers, or metered dose inhalers? The answer is in:  those who use nebulizers, according to a new study published in the Journal of the COPD Foundation. A substantially greater number of patients who use nebulizers (82%) are "very confident about medication delivery" compared to those who use dry powder inhalers (51%), metered dose inhalers (57%), or soft mist inhalers (62%). In addition, patients who used nebulizers were most confident that they were using their devices correctly. This is especially important because a 2011 study by Melani and others...

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How Confident Are You About Medication Delivery?

Flyp rides for Lung Force

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As a proud partner of the American Lung Association and Lung Force, Flyp was thrilled to be a part of the SoulCycle Lung Force Charity Ride. Lung Force unites women and their loved ones across the country to stand together against lung cancer and for lung health. It was amazing to see participants riding for their loved ones. Each person had a different story as to “why he or she ride” and whom he or she was riding for.  All ticket sales supported the Lung Force Walk Westchester, which is taking place on June 16th at 9:30am at Manhattanville College. ...

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Flyp rides for Lung Force