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15th Annual Asthma and Allergy Clinical Conference

Registration is now open for the 15th Annual Asthma and Allergy Clinical Conference on November 13, 2021. The Conference provides education and networking for clinicians and anyone who cares for patients living with asthma and allergies.

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Poor Americans More Likely to Have Respiratory Problems, Study Finds 

Repost from The New York Times

Despite improvements in air quality and other advances, low-income Americans more often have asthma, lung disease and related illnesses.

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Respiratory Problems

School-Based Asthma Interventions Reduce Hospitalizations and Emergency Department Visits

Repost from The Community Guide

The Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF) recommends school-based asthma self-management interventions to reduce hospitalizations and emergency room visits among children and adolescents with asthma. The recommendation is based on a systematic review conducted by a team of specialists who assessed evidence from studies identified in a published review.1 CPSTF finds school-based self-management interventions for asthma control are likely to reduce asthma morbidity, improve asthma-related quality of life, and advance health equity.

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Respiratory Impacts of Wildland Fire Smoke: Future Challenges and Policy Opportunities

Repost from The Annals of the American Thoracic Society

Wildland fires are diminishing air quality on a seasonal and regional basis, raising concerns about respiratory health risks to the public and occupational groups. This American Thoracic Society (ATS) workshop was convened in 2019 to meet the growing health threat of wildland fire smoke. 

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smoke inhalation

Wildfires launch microbes into the air. How big of a health risk is that?

Repost from Science News

Now that they know bacteria and fungi can survive in wildfire smoke, a small group of researchers is trying to figure out the implications. 

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Smoke Wildfire


June 24, 2021 

The virtual LUNG FORCE Expo is designed to help healthcare professionals learn about the latest trends in research, treatments and recommendations for lung cancer, COPD and other lung diseases. Continuing education credits will be available for respiratory therapists, nurses, and Certified Health Education Specialists® (CHES®). 

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Lung Force Expo

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As a nonprofit partnership since 1996, AAC has worked together with concerned stakeholders including public health, environmental quality, managed care, education, individual physicians and nurses, hospitals, foundations, families and other colleagues. Become a member of the Arizona Asthma Coalition or renew your membership and help us continue this important work.

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