The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) has created a series of videos for teens with asthma who will be starting college or are in their first year. Each animated video is short and easy to understand.
A study presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting found adolescents with asthma were twice as likely to smoke as kids without asthma. And they continue to smoke well into their teen years, even though they know smoking is particularly bad for their lungs.
After reading Teens With Asthma Almost Twice As Likely to Smoke I felt awful to know that as a teen I tried a cigarette and was deathly asthmatic! Why? To belong, to conform. Thank God I choked and almost coughed up a lung! I think it is so important to teach young ones how to stand up to peer pressure. That's the piece I was missing that could have helped me in that regard. I watched a classmate smoke and end up in the hospital each and every time with an asthma attack. She was already...
Young adults with asthma need to be made aware that their medical needs surrounding asthma will likely change as they age, and it may be necessary to transition to a new practitioner in their future. A new study being presented at this year’s American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting reveals that most young adults surveyed did not receive sufficient transition preparation from their pediatric asthma providers.
If only I had known when I was at college that I needed hypoallergenic covers for my pillows, mattresses, Hepa air filter machine, as I had bad allergy to house dust mite residue. But that was the 1970s, Hepa air filter machines, covers for pillows, mattresses weren't available then. Didn't know about this from allergy doctors until 1980s. Now, I have covers on all my pillows, mattresses, hepa air filter machine in my bedroom & 1 in my studio where I work. Worth the costs as I get a good...
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