Rising sea levels. Melting polar ice caps. Ocean acidification. The effects of climate change are undoubtedly severe for the planet, but do they really have that big of an impact on our day to day lives? If you’re one of the 60 million Americans suffering from asthma and/or allergies, the answer is a resounding “yes.” Read More
This month one of our most popular nebulizers, the PARI Vios
, has literally gone green. Both the Standard and Pediatric models now come in Emerald Green rather than the old Blue and Yellow. The new design is part of PARI’s commitment to going green for a better tomorrow.
A father is blaming his daughter’s death on a negligent school district
. 12-year-old Laporshia Massey, daughter of Daniel Burch, died on September 25th of an asthma attack that started while she was in class at Bryant Elementary School.
This week we were fortunate enough to get to interview popular asthma blogger Becky Giles, who just recently made Healthline’s list of Best Asthma Blogs. For anyone who’s not yet read her blog, you can find it at http://theanticsofabrittleasthmatic.blogspot.com
. Becky lives with brittle asthma or persistent severe asthma as it’s known in the US.
Did you know that hospitalizations due to asthma peak 17 days after labor day – or this year, on September 19th? While most people think of “asthma season” as later in the year, September is an epidemic month for asthma. Many people ask why, and it is a good question. Here are a few reasons asthma peaks in September. Read More
According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), more than 36,000 kids miss school every day due to asthma. Asthma is not only the number one health problem for school aged children, but also the number one reason kids go to the emergency room. Read More
If you or a loved one suffers from asthma, COPD, or any other respiratory or pulmonary issues, maintaining blood oxygen balance is critical. A simple way to monitor O2 saturation, as well as heart rate level, is to use a fingertip pulse oximeter
As many of our readers know, it can be scary to have a child who suffers from asthma especially when their symptoms get worse. Fortunately, nebulizers
are readily available in America and most people can afford one. But not everyone is so blessed.
When it comes to nebulizers, parents often face a fair amount of opposition from their little ones. No child likes their playtime to be cut short, especially if they have to sit still and take their medicine. The trick to fighting tantrums (and asthma) is to make nebulizer treatments an extension of playtime. Here are four nebulizer systems that are sure to put a smile on any kid’s face. Read More
Once upon a time, nebulizers were big bulky machines that patients often had to go to a hospital to use. Now days, they fit in the palm of your hand and are owned by millions. If you need a handheld nebulizer
, here are the four we’d most recommend.
Humans aren’t the only ones who get respiratory illnesses. Sometimes our pets need nebulizer treatments
too. Unfortunately, your dog or cat may not want to sit still for a nebulizer treatment. Here are several things you can do to make the process easier for everyone.
This month Philips Respironics released two new nebulizers—the InnoSpire Essence
and InnoSpire Elegance
. The two models are very similar. Both share a sleek, lightweight design weighing only 3.3 pounds. Both come with a 5-year warranty on the compressor. And both include a disposable and a reusable nebulizer set.
I came across a study
recently that I found personally frightening. Turns out foreign-born children who didn’t have allergies before coming to the States are likely to develop them after 10 years here. I was born in Singapore and have been in the States for almost 9 years now, which could apparently mean I only have one more year of easy breathing.