Asthma Athletics

Asthma Athletics Asthma Athletics is a non-profit corporation dedicated to the education and athletic training for asthmatics so they may enjoy a healthy and full life in spite of their disability.
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Teaching and instructing asthmatics of all ages in a variety of different athletic pursuits including swimming, soccer and other land-sports, Asthma Athletics strives to help all asthma sufferers better understand and live with their illness.

Teaching and instructing asthmatics of all ages in a variety of different athletic pursuits including swimming, soccer and other land-sports, Asthma Athletics strives to help all asthma sufferers better understand and live with their illness.

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A FREE virtual asthma camp is available in June for children and teenagers with moderate to severe asthma! Limited spots...
05/23/2020

A FREE virtual asthma camp is available in June for children and teenagers with moderate to severe asthma! Limited spots available so encourage families to sign up asap! Open to all states. Please go to RoundupRiverRanch.org for all the details to join as a camper, volunteer or staff member! #asthma

It’s not too late to get the flu vaccine! Around 80% of all flu cases occur in January, February, and March. Children 6 ...
12/19/2019
AAP Updates Vaccine Recommendations for 2019-2020 Flu Season

It’s not too late to get the flu vaccine! Around 80% of all flu cases occur in January, February, and March. Children 6 months of age and up should get the flu vaccine to reduce their risk. Influenza is a trigger for asthma exacerbation which can lead to hospitalization. #asthma

Vaccinate children against influenza next season with either the flu shot or the nasal spray vaccine for the best protection against the virus during the 2019-2020 flu season.

September is a challenging month for children with asthma. Clinical studies show what parents have known all along: Asth...
08/28/2019
Staying On Alert For the September Asthma Peak - Allergy and Asthma Network

September is a challenging month for children with asthma. Clinical studies show what parents have known all along: Asthma flares and hospitalizations tend to spike in the first few weeks that children are back at school.#asthma

Staying On Alert For the September Asthma Peak Aug 29, 2017If the past predicts the future, then September is a challenging month for children with asthma. Clinical studies show what parents have known all along: Asthma flares and hospitalizations tend to spike in the first few weeks that children a...

Metered dose inhalers for #asthma (example Albuterol) can explode when stored in temperatures over 120°, for example in ...
07/20/2019

Metered dose inhalers for #asthma (example Albuterol) can explode when stored in temperatures over 120°, for example in your car.

In moderately high temperatures, they deliver less of the chemical than when they are stored at room temperature.

Store your inhaler in your pocket, purse or backpack so you can keep it cool indoors this summer & have it readily available if needed!

Did you know third hand smoke exposure can cause asthma attacks? #asthma
05/30/2019

Did you know third hand smoke exposure can cause asthma attacks? #asthma

How does your city rank for asthma? #asthma
05/24/2019

How does your city rank for asthma? #asthma

Asthma Awareness Month Fact: #asthmaawareness #asthma #cnaw

Know How to Use Your Asthma Inhaler - Allergy and Asthma Network
05/22/2019
Know How to Use Your Asthma Inhaler - Allergy and Asthma Network

Know How to Use Your Asthma Inhaler - Allergy and Asthma Network

Know How to Use Your Asthma Inhaler Dec 7, 2017 Inhalers are an important part of asthma management, but using them can be confusing. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have short videos in English and Spanish that demonstrate the best way to use your inhaler with a spacer.

”When asthma is not well controlled, repeated asthma attacks may contribute to further reduced lung function. A recent s...
03/06/2019
The New Asthma

”When asthma is not well controlled, repeated asthma attacks may contribute to further reduced lung function. A recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that 75% of more than 1,000 children ages 5 to 11 developed lower-than-normal lung function by adulthood. And 11 percent of them had lung function equivalent to that of chronic pulmonary obstructive disease — a condition most often associated with lifelong cigarette smoking.”. #asthma

Learn why controlling asthma is more involved than treating the attacks.

A study regarding presence of indoor allergens in our homes. "Elevated allergen levels can exacerbate symptoms in people...
12/03/2017
Allergy & Asthma Network

A study regarding presence of indoor allergens in our homes. "Elevated allergen levels can exacerbate symptoms in people who suffer from asthma and allergies." #asthma

Fascinating study of presence on indoor allergens in our homes. "Elevated allergen levels can exacerbate symptoms in people who suffer from asthma and allergies."

Creeping through a haunted house may be scary fun, but a visit can cause real-life fright if your child can’t breathe ea...
10/05/2017
Allergy & Asthma Network

Creeping through a haunted house may be scary fun, but a visit can cause real-life fright if your child can’t breathe easily. Excitement and anxiety can sometimes trigger asthma. Running from house to house in search of treats can also trigger symptoms. If your child has asthma or exercise-induced bronchoconstriction (EIB) be sure they carry emergency medicine, such as a quick-relief inhaler, and use it regularly as prescribed to prevent symptoms. #asthma

Prepare now for Halloween ... Hear from Dr. Mervat Nassef in Staten Island Parent on potential asthma and allergy triggers during trick-or-treat season.

September is a difficult time for those with asthma.There is a September asthma hospitalization “epidemic.” Many more pe...
08/25/2017
September Asthma Epidemic

September is a difficult time for those with asthma.

There is a September asthma hospitalization “epidemic.” Many more people are hospitalized for asthma shortly after school starts than at any other time of the year. The number of asthma hospitalizations peak first for school-age children, then preschool children, then adults. #asthma

Asthma and Allergy News and Research September Asthma Epidemic AAFA Community Services 9/26/167:39 PM   Does your asthma or your child’s asthma always seem to get worse in September? If so, you’re not alone. In fact, researchers have studied this issue. Here is what they found.September is a difficu...

Patients with asthma may not know the signs of uncontrolled asthma— but if someone is using their rescue inhaler (Albute...
08/24/2017
www.latimes.com

Patients with asthma may not know the signs of uncontrolled asthma— but if someone is using their rescue inhaler (Albuterol) more than twice a week, and their asthma is interrupting daily activities and sleep, they should really talk to their doctor immediately to assess if it is uncontrolled. #asthma

Below is a link to a back to school asthma checklist resource for parents. Make sure your child's daycare, school nurse,...
07/26/2017
Asthma in Schools: The Basics for Parents

Below is a link to a back to school asthma checklist resource for parents. Make sure your child's daycare, school nurse, teachers, P.E.teacher, & sports coach have a copy of an asthma action plan & have access to a quick reliever inhaler & spacer in case an asthma attack occurs while your child is at school/daycare #asthma

How asthma-friendly is your school? Accounting for more than 10 million lost school days every year, asthma is one of the main illness-related reasons that students miss school.

Banner Children's Pediatric Asthma Support Group invites Asthma Athletics & you to a FREE event on Saturday, April 1, 20...
03/31/2017
Be sure to complete your smart waiver ahead of time!

Banner Children's Pediatric Asthma Support Group invites Asthma Athletics & you to a FREE event on Saturday, April 1, 2017.

Who: For any age child & teen with asthma & their parents/caregivers!

What: Learn how to rock walk climb & how to breathe easier by managing your asthma & triggers!
Certified Asthma Educators are available to answer your asthma questions from Banner Children's Medical Center & Banner Pediatric Pulmonary Clinic.

Where: Must register to attend this event by calling 602-230-CARE. Must arrive to AZ on the Rocks in Scottsdale by 7 p.m.

All climbers adults & children are required to complete an AZ on the Rocks consent form PRIOR to the event:https://www.smartwaiver.com/w/503948877de89

Climbers must be age 3 years or greater

Wear comfortable tennis shoes and exercise clothing. Bring your albuterol or xopenex inhaler from home & spacer in case needed prior to or after exercise.

AGREEMENT (1) FOR ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF RISK, (2) FOR WAIVER, DISCLAIMER, AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY, (3) NOT TO SUE, AND (4) FOR INDEMNITY

03/24/2017
ABC News

ABC News

Chicago police honor preschooler who made 911 call that saved her mother's life while she was having an asthma attack. "I don't even think an adult could've handle it the way she did." http://abcn.ws/2mVmW2Y

Learn more about what is Exercise Induced Asthma is & how to manage it. #asthma
01/24/2017
NAECB

Learn more about what is Exercise Induced Asthma is & how to manage it. #asthma

Exercise can cause shortness of breath in anyone. Airflow obstruction that occurs because of exercise is exercise-induced bronchoconstriction (EIB). An older term for this condition is exercise-induced asthma. This term wrongly suggests that exercise causes asthma. As many as 90 percent of all people who have asthma will experience symptoms of EIB during exercise. For teenagers and young adults, this may be the most common cause of asthma symptoms. To learn more about EIB go to: http://www.aafa.org/page/exercise-induced-asthma.aspx

#asthma #breathing

If you twitter and want to learn more about asthma - check this out! #asthma
10/13/2016

If you twitter and want to learn more about asthma - check this out! #asthma

Join us on Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 1 pm ET for an #AsthmaChat on Twitter where, along with Dr. Christopher Carroll, Dr. Jacqueline Eghari-Sabet and the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), we'll discuss how asthma impacts the large and small airways in the lungs, the best ways to manage #asthma symptoms this cold and flu season, and more! Search #AsthmaChat on Twitter to participate. #GetSmartAboutAsthma

Common mistakes taking inhaled medications for asthma leave many patients with uncontrolled asthma, leading to unnecessa...
10/12/2016
Many Children With Asthma Use Their Inhalers Incorrectly, Leading To Serious Complications

Common mistakes taking inhaled medications for asthma leave many patients with uncontrolled asthma, leading to unnecessary asthma attacks, emergency room visits and hospital admissions among the seven million children with asthma in the United States. Read more on how to correctly use a spacer with your inhaler to assure medication goes into your child's lower airways.

Common mistakes taking inhaled medications for asthma leave many patients with uncontrolled asthma, leading to unnecessary asthma attacks, emergency room visits and hospital admissions among the seven million children with asthma in the United States.

You may wonder if your child is mature enough to carry and self-administer asthma inhalers at school.  Below is informat...
09/28/2016
American Lung Association

You may wonder if your child is mature enough to carry and self-administer asthma inhalers at school. Below is information on questions to review with your child's asthma care provider and school to determine your child's readiness to self-carry. #asthma

Asthma is one of the most common illness-related reasons that children miss school. You're the coach, make a game plan!

NAECB
09/07/2016

NAECB

If You Have Asthma, You Need to Take Steps to Fight the Flu

Everyone with #asthma who is six months and older should get a flu vaccine to protect against getting the flu.

Vaccination is the first and most important step in protecting against influenza. Even if you don’t have a regular doctor or nurse, you can get a flu vaccine.

Flu vaccines are offered in many locations including doctors’ offices, clinics, health departments, pharmacies, college health centers and increasingly by a number of employers and public schools.

Which flu vaccine should people with asthma get?
Flu shots (made with inactivated (killed) flu virus) are approved for use in people 6 months and older regardless of whether or not they have asthma or other health conditions. The flu shot has a long established safety record in people with asthma.
The nasal spray vaccine is approved for use in people 2 through 49 years of age. However, for the 2016-17 season, it is recommended that the nasal spray vaccine not be used because of concerns about its effectiveness in recent seasons.
Pneumococcal infections are a serious complication of influenza infections and can cause death. Pneumococcal vaccines may be given at the same time as influenza vaccine.

For more information go to:http://www.cdc.gov/flu/asthma/

Congratulations to U.S. Olympian Cody Miller for winning bronze in the men’s 100-meter breaststroke! Miller is a swimmer...
08/10/2016
Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA)

Congratulations to U.S. Olympian Cody Miller for winning bronze in the men’s 100-meter breaststroke! Miller is a swimmer who lives with asthma as well as another chest condition that reduces his lung function. Did you know that about 8% of Olympians have asthma? To learn more about how to exercise safely with asthma, visit: http://www.aafa.org/page/exercise-induced-asthma.aspx

Congratulations to U.S. Olympian Cody Miller for winning bronze in the men’s 100-meter breaststroke! Miller is a swimmer who lives with asthma as well as another chest condition that reduces his lung function. Did you know that about 8% of Olympians have asthma? To learn more about how to exercise safely with asthma, visit: http://www.aafa.org/page/exercise-induced-asthma.aspx

Free weekend camps in Cornville, AZ are available for children with #asthma this October!  You can go to www.campsoaring...
05/26/2016
Camp Soaring Eagle | Camp Soaring Eagle

Free weekend camps in Cornville, AZ are available for children with #asthma this October! You can go to www.campsoaringeagle.org for more information or to apply today!

Apply to Camp! Camp Soaring Eagle provides the healing power of laughter to thousands of seriously ill children by giving them the opportunity to go to a medically supervised camp at no cost to the campers and families. Apply today to join our next camp outing. APPLY TODAY Donate Today Currently the...

Did you know many previous olympic swimmers have #asthma? Would you like your child with asthma to learn how to swim or ...
04/02/2016

Did you know many previous olympic swimmers have #asthma?

Would you like your child with asthma
to learn how to swim or improve their swimming skils?

If yes- contact Kimberly at: 480-412-7902 to sign up for upcoming class this summer in May & June!

- Asthma educators will demonstrate medication inhalation techniques & teach you and your child how to manage triggers to breathe easier with asthma.

-Free swim class for the child with asthma with a certified swim instructor at Swim Kids USA in Mesa, AZ.

-Parent(s) or adult guardian will need to attend entire event with child.

NAECB
04/02/2016

NAECB

Every person with #asthma should have a personalized Asthma Action Plan. Find the plan that works best for your needs.

These plans are easy to use.

1.Select the one that is best for you at this site:http://www.cdc.gov/asthma/tools_for_control.htm

2. Print a copy.

3. Have your primary care provider or pulmonologist fill in the medication dose and frequency & peak flow #

4. Give a completed copy to the school nurse, teacher, pe teacher, coach, babysitter, and family members.

5. Hang a copy in a place such as refrigerator or copy in your wallet.

I would like to announce that out of 15 kids that started the program, 5 finished it completely and ONE went to the stat...
02/25/2016

I would like to announce that out of 15 kids that started the program, 5 finished it completely and ONE went to the state Tounament and recieved a bronze the first time out! congratulation Travis on a job well done!

When should you call 911 for an adult or child having an asthma attack? If quick-relief medicine (also called rescue or ...
02/22/2016

When should you call 911 for an adult or child having an asthma attack?

If quick-relief medicine (also called rescue or fast-acting medicine ex. albuterol or xopenex is being used repeatedly for asthma flare-up symptoms with no relief of wheezing/chest tightness/ trouble breathing/cough.
If no relief after 5 or 10 minutes or if symptoms returns again quickly - call 911

If there are changes in your child or adults color, like bluish or gray or pale lips or fingernails or pale face

If they are having trouble talking

If the areas below the ribs, between the ribs or in the neck visibly pull in during inhalation (called retractions)

If peak flow reading falls below 50% (which is in the red zone of the peak flow) and doesn't improve after using your reliever medicine.

Most patients with asthma do not die at the emergency room, they unfortunately die at home or in a car on the way to ED - playing safe is best for an asthma attack emergency by calling 911.

Every second counts when oxygen is unable to reach your brain!

Thank you for sharing this important #asthma education tip!

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Gilbert, AZ
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Board members: Traci D. Arney MN, FNP-C, AE-C, FAANP- President Joseph Yusin MD, FAAAAI- Co-founder- Treasurer Karen Meyerson MSN, RN, FNP-C, AE-C - Secretary Suzan Miller-Hoover MSN, CNS, CCRN- Vice Chair Tom Kirsch PhD- Vice Chair Kim Byrne BSN, RN, AE-C- Arizona Director

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