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Asthma News – October 23-27, 2020

Current asthma research, announcements and opportunities, collected and distributed by Michigan Department of Health & Human Services (MDHHS) Asthma Program Staff. Sign up to receive weekly-ish news emails.

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Register Today! Asthma Educator Sharing Times - Oct. 30 and Nov. 6 - 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Asthma Educator Sharing Day 2020 is being split into TWO virtual Asthma Educator Sharing Times, to learn about current interventions and treatments for the management of asthma, and techniques to improve asthma education in all settings. Registration closes on Oct. 30.

CURES Environmental Health Chat: Coronavirus Concerns in Detroit - Oct. 29 @ 12-1 p.m.

The Center for Urban Responses to Environmental Stressors (CURES) will be hosting an environmental health chat with presentations on How to Protect Your Health and Staying Safe in Flu Season & Progress in Vaccinations. Register today!

Allergy & Asthma Network: National Trusted Messengers Project to Address Health Inequities

The Allergy & Asthma Network and partners are launching Not One More Life Trusted Messengers, a holistic project built on trust to address health inequities, increase access to important health information and screenings for people of color and improve long-term health outcomes, especially for those with respiratory conditions.

Asthma Control Has No Relationship with Inhaler Use Satisfaction

Researchers hypothesized that there is more disease control with patients who have high satisfaction upon their inhaler use. But an analytical cross-sectional study found no association or relationship between the level of asthmatic patient satisfaction with the disease control.

Bronchiectasis and increased mortality in patients with corticosteroid-dependent severe asthma

A new nationwide Korean population study found that bronchiectasis further increases all-cause mortality in patients with long-term corticosteroid-dependent asthma, a trend that was especially associated with respiratory diseases including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.