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“Children” Posts

These articles focus on allergies, asthma, and other topics concerning children. Food allergies affect around 8% of children, asthma is 8%, and chronic sinusitis is also a problem for children as well. We are working to help reduce the impact these issues have on “our” children. Gathered here are posts and articles helping to do that and research informing the work we do.



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The Holidays, Allergy-Free

  We wrote a while ago about Halloween for children with food allergies. Usually, when one member of your family has an allergy, the whole family may have to miss out on certain treats that other families get to enjoy. The holidays, whichever you observe, should be a time of gathering with everyone you love, […]

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Relieve Stress to Relieve Allergies

By now the kids are back in school and you’re ready to get back to your normal daily routine, but is life leaving you a little frazzled? A new school year, and a new season means you have another opportunity to fight your worst allergy and asthma symptoms while relieving your stress. Sound too good […]

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Fall Allergy Season with BreatheAmerica Albuquerque

With all the rain Albuquerque has had this season, weed and pollen are sure to be a problem this year. Couple that with students returning to school, and if you don’t take the time to do a little allergy back to school preparation, your child could be sitting in class distracted, or worse, suffering from […]

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LIVING with Asthma – Action Plan

Ashley Gudgel, Executive Director – BreatheAmerica Albuquerque LIVING with Asthma Asthma is a lung disease that makes breathing difficult for millions of young and old Americans. Asthma is more common in women than men. 50% of women with asthma have experienced an asthma attack in the past year Women suffer from asthma attacks more often […]

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Keeping Patients Comfortable & Satisfied

Crystal Williams, MA – BreatheAmerica El Paso  Five months ago I was rewarded with the great opportunity to work for Breathe America El Paso. I have been well trained, taught professionalism and great work ethic. Working at BreatheAmerica has been a great learning experience for me.  I enjoy coming to work each day knowing I […]

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A Breath of Fresh Air

Debra Jacobs, Front Desk – BreatheAmerica Shreveport At BreatheAmerica Shreveport, we believe in treating each and every patient with kindness and providing those patients with the best care possible.  From the moment our patients walk in the front door they are welcomed with a friendly smile and a warm hello.  This warm reception follows patients […]

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About Apnea in Kids

Anil Gungor, MD – BreatheAmerica Shreveport My child is having trouble breathing at night. What can I do? Sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) is a general term for breathing difficulties occurring during sleep. SDB can range from frequent loud snoring to Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) a condition involving repeated episodes of partial or complete blockage of the […]

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Emergency Medication in Schools Act

The Director’s Desk Ashley Gudgel, Executive Director – BreatheAmerica Albuquerque  I had the privilege of attending as New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez signed legislation into law that will better prepare schools for student medical emergencies. What a great day for New Mexico’s students at risk. Last year in New Mexico there were 2.1 million visits […]

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Ear Tubes – Who Needs Ear Tubes and Why?

An Apple a Day Anil Gungor, MD – BreatheAmerica Shreveport Painful and frequent ear infections are very common in children. Almost all children have had at least one episode by the age of five. The majority of ear infections are viral and resolve on their own. Few may require antibiotic treatment. If the infection becomes […]

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