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Trends in Asthma Disease Management Programs

 Crawley Hospital by Mr MPD, on Flickr

Hospitals, health care companies and states are implementing asthma disease management programs to help asthma sufferers improve their quality of life and help everyone involved lower the cost of care. When patients learn self-care and asthma control techniques, they are less likely to miss school or work, be hospitalized or go to the emergency room as a result of the disease. According to a report provided by Delaware Health and Social Services, the implementation of programs relating to asthma disease management can also help reduce the severity of asthma.

Asthma Disease Management Trends

Hospital management programs. Clinical pharmacists, like the ...


New Vaccinations May Help Curb Allergy, Asthma Symptoms

tetanus shot time by blakespot, on Flickr

Asthma control often begins with knowing asthma triggers. The most common type of asthma, according to WebMD, is “allergic asthma,” which is when an allergen causes the immune system to overreact and affect the lungs and airways. ScienceDaily reports that asthma is the most common chronic illness in children worldwide; the number of people who suffer from the disease has doubled within the last 10 years.

Many parents of asthmatic children practice asthma control by knowing the allergy triggers that lead to distressed breathing and reducing exposure to them. One more tool that may help reduce allergy/asthma symptoms in ...


New Asthma Education Tools for Health Plan Providers Help Reduce Costs

 Nurse by Walt Stoneburner, on Flickr

Prevention and disease management programs are some of the best ways to help keep health care costs low. According to the American Lung Association , about 7.1 million children under the age of 18 were affected by asthma in 2009. The health care cost of the chronic disease is about $50.1 billion annually. Furthermore, asthma is the leading cause of school absences and the third-leading cause of hospitalizations in children under age 15. Health insurance providers are finding that asthma education ...


Reduce School Absences Related to Allergy Asthma Symptoms

 Classroom by hpeguk, on Flickr

The American Lung Association reports that asthma is the top reason for missed school days. In 2008, an estimated 14.4 million children in the United States experienced a school absence because of their asthma symptoms, according to the Centers for Disease Control. One of the best ways teachers, parents and caregivers can help children control their allergy/asthma symptom is to become familiar with asthma education resources and put the tips into practice.

Teachers and School Personnel

School personnel can help address asthma management by providing asthma resources and education; tailoring school health services to incorporate the needs of ...


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