asthma http://news.stlpublicradio.org en House Proposal Could Put Spotlight On Asthma Care In Rural Missouri http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/house-proposal-could-put-spotlight-asthma-care-rural-missouri <p>Missouri is on the verge of breaking new ground in asthma care by extending more services to needy children in rural parts of the state.&nbsp;</p><p>The additional services would include specialists to inspect more homes to pinpoint asthma triggers. They would also supply educators to show families and health providers how to identify and reduce the triggers, and to help asthmatic children manage their condition.</p> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 04:43:03 +0000 Robert Joiner 35643 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org House Proposal Could Put Spotlight On Asthma Care In Rural Missouri SLU To Help Develop Asthma App http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/slu-help-develop-asthma-app <p>Faculty at Saint Louis University are helping to develop an app to provide asthma sufferers with a dynamic, personalized map showing areas of high asthma risk.</p><p>Saint Louis University health information technology expert Mark Gaynor says the first step is to build a geographic database. It will include asthma-related information like emergency room visits, air quality conditions, and even asthma-related Google searches.</p> Wed, 17 Oct 2012 22:41:23 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 5509 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org SLU To Help Develop Asthma App St. Louis County To Receive $30,000 For Asthma Education In Normandy Schools http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-county-receive-30000-asthma-education-normandy-schools <p>The St. Louis County Department of Health will receive $30,000 for asthma education and outreach in the Normandy School District.<br><br>The grant from the Environmental Protection Agency is part of <a href="http://www.epa.gov/iaq/regional_funding.html">$1.2 million in funding</a> to 32 state and local governments, tribes, and non-profit organizations for indoor air quality projects.<br> Thu, 11 Oct 2012 16:46:06 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 5276 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis County To Receive $30,000 For Asthma Education In Normandy Schools Hot days mean more air pollution – and potential health risks http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/hot-days-mean-more-air-pollution-and-potential-health-risks <p>Warming temperatures may have you wanting to spend more time outdoors. But warm weather can mean more unhealthy air.</p><p>Susannah Fuchs of the American Lung Association says our region&rsquo;s sunny, hot, nearly windless summer weather creates the perfect conditions for the formation of <a href="http://www.epa.gov/glo/health.html">ozone</a> &ndash; the main component of smog.</p> Mon, 07 May 2012 11:24:59 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 3629 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Hot days mean more air pollution – and potential health risks Acid reflux medication doesn't help kids with asthma, new study shows http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/acid-reflux-medication-doesnt-help-kids-asthma-new-study-shows <p>For years doctors have prescribed acid blockers to children with no symptoms of acid reflux to try to help control their asthma.</p><p>But a new study shows the anti-reflux medicine isn&#39;t helping.</p> Tue, 24 Jan 2012 22:25:22 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 2932 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Acid reflux medication doesn't help kids with asthma, new study shows