Archives September 2012

ORCAS Research Scientist to Present Lungtropolis and Asthma Self-Management

The Forum 12

ORCAS Research Scientist Susan Schroeder, MPH, MCHES, PMP will present some of the latest techniques in asthma self-management at the upcoming The Forum 12 event Oct. 18, 2012, in Atlanta, Ga. Schroeder’s presentation, “Development and Evaluation of an Online Asthma Self-Management Game for Children,” will highlight the asthma game ORCAS offers on Lungtropolis.com.

Lungtropolis uses health behavior-change theory in an interactive, web-based game to help children ages ...


With Asthma Education Tools, Parents Can Help Promote Healthy Schools

 school bus by woodleywonderworks, on Flickr

Asthma education is one of the best tools parents have to manage a child’s asthma symptoms and promote a healthy school environment. The Healthy Schools Network website provides you with asthma education tools for working with your school and community to create greener, asthma-friendly environments. It also discusses how you and like-minded parents can promote a healthy school environment for all children. On the site, you can also find tip sheets and activities; review helpful questions to ask schools; and learn how to spot environmental problems on campus.

Steps You Can Take

Healthy Schools Network provides parents with a ...


National Developments in the Prevention of Asthma

Westfield Old Orchard in Skokie

The prevention of asthma symptoms is critical to patients and their families. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Asthma Education and Prevention Program (NAEPP), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and other agencies have unveiled new developments in the treatment and management of asthma. These agencies have found that the control and prevention of asthma flare-ups is as simple as knowing and recognizing and managing asthma signs and symptoms.

Health agencies have found that activities relating to asthma control must extend beyond the doctor’s office and into public health outreach efforts. According to ...


Help with Asthma: Preparing Your Child for the School Year

BackpacksThe school year is often the time parents need the most help with asthma management for their children. When children are in an environment parents can’t control, there is an increased risk of exposure to respiratory infections and asthma triggers. Respiratory infections are a common cause of asthma flare-ups in young children. The following tips will help you prepare your child to practice effective asthma condition management during the new school year.

Encourage hand washing. Hand washing is one of the best ways your child can avoid catching a cold or flu. Teach your child about the importance of ...


Daily archives