Monthly Newsletter from the Arizona Asthma Coalition

Stock Inhaler Program Updates

The Stock Inhaler Program in Arizona: Updates and Future Directions by Ashley Lowe, PhD, MSPH

Stock Inhaler Program Updates

Stakeholders, researchers at the University of Arizona , and Arizona state- and county- health departments across Arizona have worked for the past 10 years creating the Stock Inhaler for Schools Program. The program was designed and implemented after HB 2208, “Stock Inhalers for Schools” was passed by the Arizona State Legislature and a subsequent regulation by the State Board of Education. Please contact for more information regarding this program in Arizona.

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Detroit's longtime problem with asthma is getting much worse. Why that's concerning

Shared from The Detroit News

Shelia Bernard remembers the way asthma made her daughter wheeze, how a cold would turn so bad she'd have to take her to the hospital for breathing treatments. Bernard has worked in child care for a decade and has learned that lots of children experience the same symptoms. "A lot of kids now, they do have asthma," said Bernard of Detroit. "They have respiratory problems. And a lot of people think it's not that serious, but asthma can get real serious. People, kids and adults, are dying from it."

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2022 American Thoracic Society Conference

May 13-18, 2022 • San Francisco

Registration for the American Thoracic Society (ATS) Conference is now open. ATS 2022 offers you a unique opportunity to connect, engage, and collaborate with colleagues from diverse regions of the world, specialty areas, and career levels, all of whom are helping to shape the future of respiratory medicine. The Conference will have a wide array of programming featuring scientific sessions, our poster hall, an exhibit hall and industry sessions, specialty events, and unique networking opportunities. Through their diverse programming, ATS will continue the tradition of presenting the latest clinical and scientific advances and offering practical solutions to your on-the-job challenges. 

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Study examines the effect of long COVID on lung health

Shared from Medical News Today

People with COVID-19 often experience various symptoms depending on the severity of their illness. Symptoms appear 2–14 days after exposure to the SARS-CoV-2 virus and last 1–4 weeks on average. It has been difficult to estimate the prevalence of long-term symptoms following SARS-CoV-2 infection, partly because diagnostic criteria remain unclear. However, last year, the Office for National Statistics published data suggesting that long-term symptoms occur in 7–18% of people who experienced symptomatic COVID-19. These long-term effects after COVID-19 are known as long COVID or post-acute sequelae of COVID-19 (PASC).

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Arizona Asthma Coalition is now on Facebook! Head over to Facebook and like AAC to keep up to date on asthma, allergy and organizational updates in between our monthly newsletters. 

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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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