Asthma News – August 14 to 20, 2018

Current asthma research, announcements and opportunities, collected and distributed by Michigan Department of Health & Human Services Asthma Program Staff.

Register Now for Asthma Educator Sharing Day - 9 - 4 p.m. - September 28, 2018 - Lansing

Asthma Educator Sharing Day participants will convene to network with peers and learn about emerging issues in asthma management. Topics include Spirometry Interpretation, THC and Asthma, Asthma Medication Update, Asthma in Schools, Michigan MATCH, Barriers & Solutions in Asthma Education and NAECB Update. There is no charge to attend, but seating is limited and registration by September 14 is required.

EPA Webinar: The Environmental Scoring System - Sept. 11 1 p.m. EDT

Learn how the a new tool, the Environmental Scoring System, has helped Massachusetts asthma home visiting programs quantitatively assess asthma triggers. Hear their evaluation results,and how the tool can potentially be used in other asthma programs.

Webinar: Making Homes Healthier for Residents with Limited Financing - Sept. 25 2 PM EDT

Healthy Housing Solutions is presenting a free, one-hour webinar that will address the problem of working with residents who have limited finances to cover the cost of healthy homes fixes; think about an approach that involves identifying the highest priority fixes for a house and considering the variety of programs that might be able to fund those fixes. To register, scroll down to Making Homes Healthier for Residents With Limited Finances, click Schedule, click Add to Cart.

Research Suggests New Mechanism at Play in Some Severe Asthma Cases

A new study of the pathogenesis of severe asthma (which does not respond to treatment with corticosteroids) suggest neutrophil extracellular traps and cytoplasts play an important role in sparking and amplifying the allergen-initiated neutrophilic immune responses in lung inflammation.

Asthma and Allergic Rhinitis May Be Risk Factors for Migraine in Adolescents

Researchers found evidence that allergic asthma and rhinitis may share a common pathophysiology with migraine, warranting a different diagnosis and treatment approach from sinusitis.

FDA Approves New Generic Version Of The EpiPen For Allergic Reactions

Other generic versions of epinephrine auto-injectors have been previously approved, but the new product is the first that can be easily substituted for customers by their pharmacists.Teva has not said how much it plans to charge.

CDC Tips Campaign Recruitment - deadline to respond is August 31, 2018

CDC’s Tips from Former Smokers campaign is looking for former smokers who are suffering from a serious health condition such as cancer, COPD, heart disease, stroke or other lung disease due to smoking to be featured in their next series of ads.