Nightingale – Lung Health To Go

Before COVID-19, not all restaurants offered “to-go” options. Now, it seems like everyone does, although some have the caveat that take-out service may be slowed or pulled in times of high demand. Similarly, before COVID, it always seemed like healthcare very much lacked that “to-go” feature. Now, with telemedicine and other virtual care services, many of us have to-go options for mental health, diabetes control, smoking cessation, and more. But…

My Asthma Is My Business: I Choose When To Share.

For as long as I can remember, it’s been kind of obvious that I have asthma. I’ve always had to carry a bag, because I need someplace to store my inhaler and spacer. If I had to run or rapidly go up a flight of stairs, I’d wheeze. It always felt like there was no way to hide my condition. It’s not that I’m ashamed of it, just that I…

I Don’t Remember Coughing – Do You?

Asthma Action Plans are a recommended asthma management tool all around the world. They help us understand what to do depending on our symptoms, with green meaning all good, yellow meaning we should take extra care, and red meaning something is really wrong and we should seek medical help. Think of it like the same meaning as a traffic light. Each asthma plan should be personalized – mine may not…

Guest Blog – Scott Fitch, Basketball Coach For 20 Years, Blogs About His Experience With Asthmatic Kids Playing Basketball

“Coach Fitch, I have my son’s inhaler in his bag in case he has an asthma attack.”  This has become a common statement by parents at our basketball camps. Have you ever seen anyone have an asthma attack?  I have.  It is scary to see a child have trouble breathing.  I felt helpless.  When I started coaching 20 years ago, there were very few kids that even knew what asthma…

Silly Asthma Games – “I play them, do you?”

I did something foolish – ignored my asthma symptoms. I’ve had asthma all of my life. I’m also a co-founder of Health Care Originals, where every day we focus on all things asthma, including a vibrant social media platform where we share tips about dealing with asthma. About a month ago I had a severe, completely preventable asthma attack. Did I forget to take my preventive meds? No, I maintain…

World Asthma Day – May 3rd 2016

World Asthma Day is May 3rd, 2016. This year’s theme is You Can Control Your Asthma. There’s no better way to say it, and no message that’s more important. Whether you’re an asthmatic who’s had it for all of your life, like me; or you’ve been diagnosed as an adult; or you’re a parent or caregiver to an asthmatic, we know it can feel like you have no control. There…

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