asthma http://news.stlpublicradio.org en 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