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Asthma and Allergies

What you need to know

Common Symptoms of Asthma

The management of Asthma is far more than just knowing you have asthma. It also knowing your asthma warning signs and symptoms, triggers and having a comprehensive asthma action plan among other things. This week we will explore a few signs and symptoms. As mentioned before, Asthma is a chronic lung illness that inflames and narrows the airways in the lungs. In the United States...

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Should I be concern? Enterovirus D68

Have you heard about this new infection that has every school concern? Every parent concern? As a concern parent myself, I wanted to give some important information for parents, teachers/ school administrators or any other person that may be concern about the EV-D68. Enterovirus D68 is the new virus that is sickening children across the United States in over 44 states, Illinois...

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What is Asthma Anyway?

Many people may have heard the term or even know someone with Asthma, but do you really know…. I mean… really know what Asthma truly is? How it affects the body? Respiratory System? Did you know that in the United States, there are more than 25 million people who have asthma? Let me try and break it down for you… According to the National Institute of Health (2012), asthma is a...

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May Is Asthma Awareness Month

Did you know…..May is Asthma Awareness Month? According to the CDC, there are 25.5 million Americans living with asthma, a disease affecting the lungs, causing repeated episodes of wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness, and coughing. In Cook County, 317,906 adults and 121,610 children have been diagnosed with asthma. More than half (58%) of all children wi...

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Welcome!!!

Welcome to My Blog!! Hello and welcome to my blog…. "Asthma and Allergies…. What you need to know" My name is Ashley Phillips and I am a community health educator with Cook County Extension. I would like to welcome you to my blog. While I never suffered from asthma or allergies myself, like many people, I have close family and friends who does. My first interest in asthma came w...

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