PCOM Society

Pinellas County Osteopathic Medical Society

Plan an Allergy-Safe Halloween for Your Child

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Common-sense rules will make Fright Night less scary

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Respiratory Disease Death Rates Have Soared

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More than 3.9 million Americans died from COPD over last 35 years, new data shows

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Could Pests, Dust Lower Kids’ Odds for Asthma?

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Inner-city study found early exposure to cockroaches and mice droppings seemed protective

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Asthma Drug Tied to Nightmares, Depression

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But experts stress Singulair also has lifesaving benefits
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Smoking Bans Help Kids Breathe Easier

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Analysis found anti-smoking policies were linked to drops in childhood chest infections, asthma attacks
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Asthma Control Essential in Pregnancy, Study Suggests

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Kids appear more likely to develop the disorder when moms aren't effectively treated

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Many Students Reluctant to Use Asthma Inhalers At School

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Survey suggests it's one reason why many children have poor control of their condition

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Mite-Proof Bedding May Help Curb Asthma Attacks

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Kids whose mattresses and pillows were encased had less severe flare-ups, researchers report

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Banishing Asthma-Inducing Mice Allergens on The Cheap

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Do-it-yourself approach works as well as professional extermination services, study finds
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Can Mom’s Vitamin E Head Off Child’s Asthma Risk?

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Association only significant with type of nutrient found in highest amounts of safflower, sunflower oils
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