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2014 NH Asthma Conference
Date: May 29th, 2014
Location: Grappone Conference Center, Concord, NH


Upcoming Asthma Camp for Kids Ages 8 - 12 - August 17-22, 2014
Camp Spinnaker Brochure
Camp Spinnaker, at Center Tuftonboro, NH
Operated by Zebra Crossings, with oversight by a medical director and an onsite medical team.


Phillips Exeter Academy has been recognized as a 2013, U.S. DOE Green Ribbon School

The U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools recognition award honors public and private elementary, middle, and high schools and districts that are exemplary in: 1) reducing environmental impact and costs; 2) improving the health and wellness of students and staff and, 3) providing effective environmental sustainability education.

Published online: April 22, 2013.


Asthma follows bronchiolitis in 50% of children — can we predict it?

Infection with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is extremely common in early childhood, with nearly all children experiencing at least 1 such infection before age 2 years. For many years it has been recognized that children with RSV bronchiolitis experience higher than expected rates of wheezing illnesses and asthma later in childhood. However, being able to predict which children with bronchiolitis will be later diagnosed with asthma is not yet possible...

Published Online: March 26, 2012 by The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (JACI) is the official scientific journal of the AAAAI, and is the most-cited journal in the field of allergy and clinical immunology.


New asthma treatment improves wait time in emergency department

Administration of oral steroids to asthma patients reduced wait time and improved patient care, reveals study published in Pediatrics. Asthma is the most common chronic illness in children requiring a visit to Emergency. Every year, the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) sees more than 2,500 patients with asthma. Two thirds of these asthma patients present with more than mild symptoms, meaning they have respiratory distress requiring increased levels of care, which may include requiring overnight admission to the hospital...

Published online: April 09, 2012, MedIndia News, by Sheela Philomena.


Overweight or obese children and teens are more likely to have asthma than their healthy-weight peers

Children and teens who are overweight or obese are more likely to have asthma than their healthy-weight peers, a new study finds. The strength of the association between asthma and obesity varied by race and ethnicity. The strongest association between body-mass index (BMI), a measure of body fat based on height and weight, and asthma was found in Hispanic youth, while the link between being overweight or obese and having asthma was weakest in black children....

Published online: February, 29, 2012, HealthDay News.

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