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How Should You Use a Portable Spirometry Device?

With a portable spirometer, even children can monitor their lung function at home, empowering them to take control of their own health.

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How to Recognize Respiratory Distress in Children

By learning more about how doctors treat breathing issues and how to identify an emergency situation, you can get your child the care he needs in a more timely manner.

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How Do Doctors Test for Asthma?

Asthma can be scary if you don’t know exactly what you are up against. Before going in for a doctor’s diagnosis or asthma test, you need to understand the signs and symptoms of asthma.

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How to Test Peak Flow in Children with Asthma

One way to empower children with asthma is to help them see how their lungs work on a daily basis. At-home test measurements, including peak flow and spirometry, help asthmatics track their lung health data while preventing potential flare-ups. Learn how to test peak flow in children with asthma so …

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Can Preventative Care Cut Healthcare Costs?

According to a quoted CDC study, the cost of chronic diseases that could be managed through preventative care services is about 75% of the U.S. healthcare spending, to the tune of about $260 billion dollars a year. Can we then assume that by increasing our focus on prevention and management …

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Can a Cash Only Practice Survive?

Not only can cash-only medical practices survive, but they can thrive. More and more doctors are quitting the “insurance” game and dealing directly with patients on financial matters. How does a cash-only practice work? Also known as direct care, patients pay an annual or monthly fee for access to their …

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For Parents and Guardians: Answers to Your Common Questions

How to Recognize Respiratory Distress in Children

By learning more about how doctors treat breathing issues and how to identify an emergency situation, you can get your child the care he needs in a more timely manner.

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Is Asthma Hereditary?

It can be tempting for parents who suffer from asthma to feel guilty about “passing it on” to their child. Your genetics are in no way your fault, and neither is your child’s asthma. While asthma can sometimes be difficult for a child to deal with, it is ultimately the unique genes, personalities, and characteristics of individuals that make them who they are.

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How to Diagnose Asthma in Children Under 5

Children under 5 years old who wheeze or show other signs of breathing trouble, should be evaluated by a doctor. However, just because you, as …

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Is Your (Home)School Asthma-Friendly?

We’ve talked before about the importance of making sure your child’s school is asthma-friendly. However, now that the world has shifted for a time during …

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Why Should Children with Asthma Stay Active in Quarantine?

Although quarantine is a necessary defense against COVID-19, side-effects of staying home include boredom, listlessness, and no way to eliminate excess energy. If your child …

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Advocating for a Child with Asthma

If your child suffers from asthma, then you know the challenges they face. Since there are times when your child cannot speak for themselves, it’s important that you serve as their advocate.

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Explore the connections between asthma and other conditions like the flu, diseases, and mental health.

Each season brings its own unique challenge to those with asthma. Learn more about seasonal triggers.

Get downloadable, printable items like our asthma action plan and emergency checklist.

When kids can’t speak for themselves, you can be a champion on their behalf. Learn how to advocate for your asthmatic.

Discover more about the cost, in time and money, spent on asthma management and ways to reduce it.

How can technology help you manage asthma? Read about breakthroughs and new asthma monitoring tech.

Learn how doctors are using portable spirometry in the treatment of Cystic Fibrosis patients.

Can spirometry improve athletic performance? Learn how top athletes are tracking lung function.

See how Aluna has made it possible for doctors to remotely monitor at-risk patients.

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