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FDA issues Warning about Methanol Contamination in some Hand Sanitizers

August 6th, 2020 (No Comments)

Hand sanitizers products are made from ethanol (ethyl alcohol). The FDA is warning consumers and health care providers about specific products that have been contaminated with methanol. Methanol can be toxic when absorbed through the skin. Ingestion of methanol can be life-threatening. If you have been exposed to hand sanitizer with possible methanol contamination, and […]

Disposable Flavored Vaping Products Overlooked by Recent Federal Ban

March 5th, 2020 (No Comments)

Public health professionals, healthcare providers, and parents around the country were overjoyed when the Federal government banned flavored vaping products in February of this year. One of the most popular brands, Juul, had already pulled its flavored pods off the market in October 2019. With the recent rapid increase in teen vaping, the new ban […]

Dealing with the Flu in Children with Type 1 Diabetes

February 17th, 2020 (No Comments)

Even when you and your family are doing all the right things to avoid illness you can still be unlucky and catch whatever is ‘going around.’ This time of year that means the flu. The 2019 – 2020 flu season has been quite severe with an estimated 31 million people sickened by the virus. More […]

Worry about the Flu, Not the Coronavirus

February 6th, 2020 (No Comments)

With the outbreak of a new strain of coronavirus in China dominating the headlines how worried should we be here in the United States? Travelers and people all around the world are understandably concerned about the risk of contracting this deadly virus. Did you know that the common cold is also a coronavirus? Just like […]

Exposure to Healthy Foods on TV Can Influence Kid’s Food Choices

January 16th, 2020 (No Comments)

Have you or your family made any New Year’s resolutions this year? Often times resolutions focus on our health. If limiting snacks or just eating a healthier diet is among your family’s New Year’s resolutions you might wonder about the impact of media on our food choices – both good and bad. Cooking shows are […]

Upper Airway Microbiome Offers Clues For Future Asthma Treatments

January 9th, 2020 (No Comments)

There has been extensive research on the microbiome of the human digestive system, but not as much study of the typical bacterium present in our upper respiratory system. Your Microbiome – Good and Bad Bacteria Scientists classify bacteria as either beneficial or pathogenic. You may be familiar with beneficial bacteria found in fermented foods like […]

Resilience – The Key to Combatting Adverse Childhood Events (ACEs)

November 14th, 2019 (No Comments)

The CDC’s Adverse Childhood Events Study (ACE study) revealed a remarkable connection between traumatic events in childhood and chronic diseases and social and emotional problems in adulthood. High ACE scores may mean significantly higher rates of heart disease, lung cancer, diabetes, depression and risk of suicide. As you would expect, the higher your ACE score, […]

Halloween Ideas for Kids with Diabetes

October 17th, 2019 (No Comments)

Halloween is a beloved holiday for most kids, especially those with a sweet tooth. However, if you have a diabetic child you may be worried about blood sugar spikes that Halloween candy can bring. Despite your child’s diagnosis, there are ways for them to enjoy Halloween with their friends and family. All it takes is […]

Halloween Tips – The Effect of Sugar and Dairy on Asthma

October 3rd, 2019 (No Comments)

Now that summer has come and gone, the grocery store is filled with Halloween candy displays. Those with asthma know to avoid pollen and pet dander to help prevent asthma attacks. However, do you know that eating excess sugar and dairy can also have an negative effect on asthma? Here’s how sugar and dairy effect […]

Using a Low Carb Diet to Help Treat Type 1 Diabetes

September 17th, 2019 (No Comments)

For children with type 1 diabetes, snack time isn’t always simple. Diet is an important part of a diabetes management plan to help avoid blood sugar spikes. But new research by endocrinologists at Boston Children’s Hospital suggests that food can be used as a powerful tool to help keep blood sugar under control. About the […]

Wearable Asthma Informatics – Future of Asthma Care in Children

September 5th, 2019 (No Comments)

An incredible amount of research has gone into childhood asthma in the last few years, leading to deeper understanding of the condition and better care for children with asthma. New technology hopes to help predict a child’s asthma attacks before they occur. A wearable asthma informatics system is under development as part of an initiative […]

Tips For Managing Type 1 Diabetes at School

August 15th, 2019 (No Comments)

  The first day of school will be here before you know it. If your child has type 1 diabetes, there should be a few extra items on your back to school checklist to make sure that your child and their school are ready for the year ahead. Here are a few important tips for […]

Back to School Tips for Kids with Asthma

August 8th, 2019 (No Comments)

It’s that time of year again. A fun summer has come and gone and it’s time to start thinking about back to school. While stocking up on school supplies, don’t forget to prepare your child’s asthma plan for the new school year. The American Lung Association has published a “Back to School with Asthma Checklist” […]

New Generics Available for 3 Asthma Medications: Advair Diskus, Ventolin, and Proair

July 3rd, 2019 (No Comments)

New Generics available for 3 Asthma Medications: Advair Diskus, Ventolin, and Proair Having asthma or any other chronic health condition can be costly. According to a study from the Annals of the American Thoracic Society, people with asthma spend on average around $1,800 a year on prescription medications alone. Until recently, the options for asthma […]

New Type of Immune Cell Discovered in Connection to Type 1 Diabetes

June 20th, 2019 (No Comments)

For many years, researchers have theorized that type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disorder, where the body attacks healthy insulin producing cells in the body instead of bacteria and viruses. However, the exact reason why the autoimmune response occurs had not been discovered. Recently, researchers at John Hopkins have discovered a new type of immune […]

It’s Not Just Water Vapor: Risk of Secondhand Vapor Exposure

June 6th, 2019 (No Comments)

It is hard to imagine that many people still believe that the vapor produced by e-cigarettes is harmless. They believe that the sweet smelling cloud produced by someone vaping nearby is just water vapor. The secondhand vapor from e-cigarettes actually contains many of the same chemicals that are found in traditional ones. These contaminants include […]

Mental Health for Teens with Type 1 Diabetes

May 23rd, 2019 (No Comments)

Research shows that diabetics are at higher risk for mood disorders and other mental illness. During the often tumultuous teenage years, it’s important for parents and caregivers of teens with diabetes to understand how diabetes and mental health interact. Why mental health is crucial for teens with diabetes According to the American Diabetes Association, diabetic […]

The Dangers of Hypoglycemia – New Educational Resources

April 18th, 2019 (No Comments)

One of the biggest fears of people living with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) and their caregivers is a low blood sugar event, also known as hypoglycemia. While people with T1D may not recognize the signs of dropping blood sugar, most know how dangerous it can be if left unnoticed or untreated. What is Hypoglycemia? Low […]

Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month 2019

April 4th, 2019 (No Comments)

Each May we celebrate Asthma and Allergy Awareness month. Additionally, the first Tuesday of May is also designated as World Asthma Day. This year it falls on Tuesday May 7. The theme for this year’s World Asthma Day is ‘Stop for Asthma’. Each year the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) suggests activities to support asthma […]

Summer Camp for Everyone – Even Kids with Asthma!

March 7th, 2019 (No Comments)

Many families may already be planning for the upcoming summer. Attending camp is one of many rites of passage for children, and those with asthma shouldn’t have to miss out. We’ve previously shared tips for families of children with asthma on choosing and preparing for summer camp. This year we’d like to highlight a couple of […]

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