Red tide off northwest Florida could hit economy

...be harmful to people who inhale the algae's toxins when winds blow onshore or by crashing waves, particularly those with asthma and other respiratory ailments.In 2005, a strong red tide killed reefs, made beaches stinky and caused millions in economic...

Augusta sickness likely part of outbreak

...than half of those cases the children previously had asthma or wheezing. None of the children have died, she said...that have been pretty severe, presenting mostly like asthma or asthma exacerbations."A rapid test has confirmed they are...

Students audition for James Brown Academy of Musik Pupils

...J., 10, had been in the program before but got out after his mother lost her job. He played the trumpet then, but his asthma made keeping up during performances difficult. This time, he wants to play drums, which he took up earlier this year.His...

SC Medicaid dealing with application backlog

...have a disability that interferes with their daily activities. But people can have a chronic condition, such as diabetes and asthma, that impacts daily living without fitting the Social Security Administration definition of a disability, agency officials...

Understanding asthma can help lift quality of life

Living with asthma can be daunting, but it doesn't have to be debilitating, physicians say. "When asthma is well-controlled, (asthmatics...than 20 million Americans suffering from asthma - a respiratory condition that inflames...

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Group urges asthma training

...carried away a pupil suffering a severe asthma attack. "He never came back to school...needed more education on how to manage asthma. A week later, he got an e-mail about training seminars from the CSRA Asthma Coalition. "You send up a prayer...

Study: For mild asthma, less medicine might be right

People with mild asthma may not need daily medicine to prevent...patients who take medicine only when asthma attacks occur fare about as well as those...confirmed the results and patients with mild asthma switched to attacks-only treatment...

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Schools boost asthma policy

A frightening asthma attack by a Richmond County girl has led the school district to strengthen its asthma policy, allowing parents to document what...recently while at school and suffered an asthma attack, according to school board member...

Defends schools' management of asthma

...Science and Medicine section on the difficulties managing asthma and asthma medications in the school system: The article correctly identifies the need for children with asthma to have immediate access to their medication. However...

Action plan for asthma advances

...in the Augusta area who have died from asthma, advocates gathered Friday to finalize...Chronicle , there have been at least 12 asthma deaths in the Augusta area since September...evaluated. Children in the program had better asthma control and fewer emergency room visits...