Asthma is the third-leading cause of hospital stays in children. Hospitalizations among children are higher during Asthma Peak Week in September when children return to school and are exposed to more asthma triggers, allergens and respiratory infections.
Could drones be used someday to deliver life-saving medications or interventions in the case of a child’s emergency, a drug overdose or in response to a mass casualty scene? According to new research presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics 2019 National Conference & Exhibition, it’s an idea worth exploring.
If you have asthma, natural disasters could affect your health in unexpected ways. Chronic medical conditions like asthma can become worse when wildfires, tornadoes, severe flooding or earthquakes occur. Asthma flare-ups during a disaster can happen because of: Allergens in the air (pollen, mold, etc.) Irritants in the air (dust, smoke) Losing access to your treatments due to evacuation Strong emotions (fear, anxiety) Now is a good time to create a disaster planning kit with your asthma in...
A note for those with pets, if you are forced to evacuate: Take them with you - you may not have a chance to get back Take their rabies certificate and other medical records, microchip records Have a picture in case you get separated Have an extra leash and collar Pet-friendly shelters may not have (enough) cages, so bring one if you can
Hi all - Thanks for the compliments. I have not had to evacuate, thank goodness! I have a friend in Florida who had to evacuate recently. As soon as she knew a potential evacuation was coming found a hotel in a safe area that would accept her animals and always has emergency kits packed for her, her mom and her animals. I find that more and more emergency shelters are accepting pets, at least in the Northeast. Many states have disaster response teams specifically devoted to animals who...
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