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June 2016

 
 
 
 

Sweet Talk: How Much Sugar Are You Drinking?


Most Americans consume a whopping 22 teaspoons of sugar daily, while experts recommend just a fraction of this amount. One easy way to drastically reduce added sugar intake is to drink low- or no-sugar liquids. Check out our new infographic to learn the truth about what you are drinking and to get some healthy and fun drink alternatives.

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Men, Are You Up-to-Date on Health Screenings?


Men's Health June is Men’s Health Month. Men are notorious for not going to the doctor, but regular health screening is one of the best ways to identify issues early, when treatment is most effective. Did you know that some men need to be screened for osteoporosis? Find out which health screenings are most important for men.

 

Don’t Give Your CPAP a Vacation when You Travel


Vacation A good night’s sleep with your CPAP machine is just as important when you travel as when you are home. Sleep expert Ann Cartwright, MPAS, PA-C says traveling with your CPAP is easy with a little planning. Watch as she explains tips such as making your CPAP a carry-on item and checking the altitude adjustment.

 

 
 

When Children Have Chronic Diseases, Parents Lose Sleep

SpringWalkingPediatric sleep expert Lisa Meltzer, PhD, recently released study results that show parents of children with chronic illnesses get less sleep nightly due to increased sleep disturbances from caregiving. She suggests using strategies to relax and healthy sleep habits to combat stress and worry associated with caring for children with asthma, eczema and other chronic diseases.

 

Poor Inhaler Technique Nearly Cost Amanda Her Life


henamanda.jpgTen-year-old Amanda plays soccer, tennis and the trumpet. When her severe asthma got out of control, she was afraid she would die in her sleep. Read Amanda’s incredible story and how learning to correctly use an inhaler saved her life.

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June 13

Fund to Cure Asthma Golf Tournament
Lake Success, NY

 

July 31

National Jewish Health Golf Classic
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Sept 9

Allied Health Conference
Denver, CO

   

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Help Us Improve Life for People with Asthma and Insomnia

Are you having issues with asthma or insomnia? If you are interested in finding out if sleep affects your asthma or daytime functioning, we have sleep studies that are looking for adult and pediatric participants. Help us find answers today!

Effects of Marijuana on Sleep

Our researchers are currently seeking adults ages 21-80 living in Colorado to participate in an observational clinical trial determining the effects of marijuana use for insomnia. Learn More

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