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Asthma inhaler 101

Kids (and parents): meet your asthma inhaler. You probably already have instructions from doctors, nurses and others on how to use the asthma inhaler to get medication into your lungs. But Heather Fay, a registered respiratory therapist at Children’s Medical Center Dallas, says everyone could use a little “Asthma Inhaler 101” every now and then. […]

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Children with asthma who lack primary care are at high risk for hospitalization

DALLAS (May 19, 2014) — Asthma is one of the most common chronic diseases of childhood and one of the leading reasons for emergency room visits, yet severe attacks leading to hospitalization often are avoidable. According to experts at Children’s Medical Center Dallas, the first line of defense are the primary care physicians who offer […]

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4 Tips to Prevent or Lessen Exercise-Induced Asthma

Approximately nine million children in the United States have asthma and experience the wheezing, coughing, shortness of breath or chest tightness that comes with it. Most children with a history of asthma will experience exercise-induced asthma (EIA); however, this doesn’t mean they shouldn’t participate in sports. With the right plan and medicines, many children with […]

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Patient having vitals checked by Respiratory Therapist

Respiratory Therapy Program First in U.S. With 100 Percent NPS Certification

Children’s Medical Center is the first hospital in the nation to have each member of its respiratory therapy staff Neonatal/Pediatric Specialty (NPS) certified. NPS is the highest accreditation a neonatal respiratory therapist can achieve from The National Board for Respiratory Care. To be admitted to take the Neonatal/Pediatric Specialty Exam, a respiratory therapist must be […]

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