How climate change affects asthma and what you can do about it.
"On average, 60 percent of what's going to determine whether or not you have asthma is going to be due to genetic factors..."
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Substances in house dust help reprogram immune cells, study finds
In conjunction with CDC and a host of other nonprofits, the American Lung Association has done comprehensive research into the 23 states where CDC has data to determine what is covered under Medicaid in each state.
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Joy Hsu, MD, MS
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Division of Environmental Hazards and Health Effects
National Center for Environmental Health
CDC Atlanta GA 30341
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Join the US EPA in the national effort to raise asthma awareness during Asthma Awareness Month. Host activities to educate people in your community about comprehensive asthma management. Download EPA’s Asthma Awareness Month Event Planning Kit featuring new ideas for outreach and awareness activities, tips for working with the media, success stories, and much more.
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U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York has announced more than $1.6 billion in funding for school districts nationwide to help students manage their asthma.
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Childhood asthma rates appear to have stopped rising among many U.S. groups, but not among the poorest kids or children aged 10 and older, a study by Lara J. Akinbami, Alan E. Simon, and Lauren M. Rossen suggests.
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When integrated into the electronic health record (EHR) and clinical workflow, clinical decision support (CDS) can enhance health care quality and improve patient outcomes.1 Using computerized alerts, reminders, forms, templates, data reports, evidence-based protocols, and other tools, CDS organizes, filters, and presents clinical knowledge and patient-specific information to guide decisions at the point of care.2 This brief discusses how an asthma CDS tool can promote the consistent use of clinical practice guidelines for asthma, and how incorporating a referral form template can promote wider use of in-home asthma programs as an effective complement to asthma care in clinical settings.
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