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2008-10-13 09:00:09

BOSTON, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Pediatricians need to diagnose asthma earlier and identify allergy triggers if they want to achieve better outcomes with their asthma patients, according to allergy and asthma experts who spoke at an educational program sponsored by National Jewish Health.

2008-09-01 15:00:05

Asthma hospitalization rates can more than triple between August and September, a New York City health department expert says. "Children with asthma can encounter more asthma triggers in the fall," Lorna Davis-Robinson, director of the health department's asthma initiative, says in a statement.

2008-07-30 03:00:19

By Sullivan, Claire F In the United States, an estimated 6.5 million children have asthma (Akinbami, 2005). Due to the chronic and unpredictable nature of asthma, the condition places excessive demands on the primary caregiver.

2005-10-12 12:38:12

By Larry Schuster WASHINGTON (Reuters Health) - At the annual meeting of the American Academy of Pediatrics this week, a seven-item asthma control questionnaire that identifies children 4 years old to 11 who have poorly controlled asthma was unveiled.


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  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
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