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...

Hearing on new Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan rules Tuesday in Atlanta

...reducing pollution-derived illness. The new standards would help to prevent up to 6,600 premature deaths and 150,000 asthma attacks in children, said Frances Beinecke, the president of the Natural Resources Defense Council.The EPA plan "will significantly...

Rants & Raves

...outside. Each morning I try to enjoy a cup of coffee on my porch but your smoke drives me inside. Don't you realize that asthma suffers have rights, too. OBAMA NOW WANTS $3.7 billion of our hard earned tax money to address the fiasco he created at...

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...

Study: Drugs effective in exercise-induced asthma

People whose asthma kicks up when they exercise often have trouble finding...other medications for people who have exercise-induced asthma. An estimated 15 million Americans have asthma, the chronic lung condition that causes wheezing, chest...

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