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Test Your Asthma Knowledge: True or False

Take a quiz on Asthma! Test your knowledge on asthma! Is asthma a leading cause of school absences? Can allergies to dust mites and animal allergens trigger asthma? Take the quiz below to learn more!   For additional information on asthma, visit: Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America American Lung Association American Academy of Allergy Asthma

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6 Triggers that Increase Chances of an Asthma Attack

Asthma is a chronic condition that inflames and narrows the airways in the lungs. When an asthma attack occurs, the inflammation and swelling of the airways worsen, and mucus production increases making it difficult to breathe. These symptoms can lead to wheezing, coughing, and shortness of breath. Several triggers can make your asthma worse and

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Trick-or-Treating Safely with Allergies and Asthma

Food Allergy Awareness for Halloween Teal is becoming a more and more popular color for Halloween! The Food Allergy Community of East Tennessee started the Teal Pumpkin Project as a local food allergy awareness campaign; in 2014 it was launched nationally. The Teal Pumpkin Project “promotes inclusion of all trick-or-treaters” during Halloween events. Those participating

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Air Louisville Study Completed!

Improving Asthma in Louisville, Kentucky Over two years ago the Air Louisville study began. It tracked asthma inhaler usage in Louisville through Propeller Health Bluetooth sensors installed on inhalers. Family Allergy & Asthma partnered with Air Louisville to help distribute the sensors to patients with asthma. The sensors track when, where, and how many times the asthma

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New Office Opening in Zionsville, IN!

We are pleased to announce that on March 14, 2017, we will open a new office on the Northside of Indianapolis in Zionsville.  Ann Esquivel, M.D., is a board-certified allergist who will serve the Zionsville office.  She is an Indianapolis native who has been with Family Allergy & Asthma since 2016, seeing patients in Columbus,

How You Can Help This National Allergy and Asthma Awareness Month

It can be difficult for those who do not suffer from allergies and asthma to understand the daily management and obstacles faced by those who do.  Every May, the Allergy and Asthma Foundation of America declares it National Allergy and Asthma Awareness Month to raise awareness for these diseases.  Why May?  May is typically peak

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Keep Asthma Under Control This Winter

Kentucky and Southern Indiana winters are notorious for their sporadic temperature changes, however it looks like winter is finally here to stay. Changing weather, especially when it comes with cold, dry air can make it more difficult to breathe. When cold, dry air enters the lungs it causes the airways to contract, which is dangerous

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Allergies During the Holiday Season

There’s a chill in the air, holiday music playing on the radio, and just about a hundred tasks to get done before the 25th. It’s not just the holiday season, for many, it is tissue season as well. There are many different allergy triggers you can run into during the holidays, whether it is your

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7 Apps to Help Manage Allergies and Asthma

Apps have made many things in life easier, everything from banking to communicating and now they are taking on health care. When searching your smartphone’s app store you’ll likely see an overwhelming number of health-focused apps. Many of these can act as great resources to help you track your health between doctor’s appointments. Health apps

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Halloween Tips for Children with Allergies and Asthma

Over 40 million children in the US go trick-or-treating every Halloween, collecting nearly 2 billion dollars worth of candy. However, with the increase in food allergies and asthma in children, this night can come with some hidden ghouls to navigate.  Whether you are trick-or-treating around your neighborhood, or at a community event, take precautions to