Monthly Archives: December 2013

Norovirus and influenza … the good, the bad, and the best case scenario

Let’s face it:  the words norovirus gastroenteritis and influenza send chills down any strong spine. And these common seasonal illnesses are starting to disrupt the holiday season. The Virginia Department of Health tracks daily data received from emergency departments and … Continue reading

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Better Building Works – Sharing is Power

The Greater Roanoke Valley Asthma and Air Quality Coalition is excited to announce the receipt of $250 from Better Building Works, LLC.  The gift – part of the Better Building Works Sharing is Power program – will help the Coalition … Continue reading

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Indoor Air Quality and Asthma

The National Environmental Education Foundation has a study on ways to control environmental factors in the home that may trigger asthma attacks in children.  You can download the study here:  AsthmaDoc NEEF 2005. From the introduction: Environmental asthma triggers include indoor … Continue reading

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It’s Flu Season

Last year we posted about the relationship between asthma and the flu.  Well, it’s that time of year again – in fact, I’m writing this post while working from home with a 3rd grader who may well have come down … Continue reading

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