New study shows promise in treating kids at risk of asthma
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August

By Adem Lewis / in , , , /


CHRISTMAS WE’RE WARMING IT BACK UP AND WE WON’T RULE OUT A FEW SHOWERS. Victor: IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR WHEN RESPIRATORY ADVISERS ARE MAKING THE ROUNDS AND THAT CAN BE ESPECIALLY PROBLEMATIC FOR KIDS WITH ASTHMA. LOCAL10 HE’S MEDICAL SPECIALIST KRISTI KRUEGER HAS DETAILS ON A NEW STUDY THAT SHOWS PROMISE. Kristi: THE RECENT TRIAL SPONSORED BY THE NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH SHOWS ADDING ONE CERTAIN DRUG TO ONGOING MAUS THERAPY, REALLY REDUCE THE SYMPTOMS OF ASTHMA IF YOU’RE CHILD HAPPENS TO GET THAT RESPIRATORY INFECTION. THE EVIDENCE SUGGESTS THAT IN THE CONTEXT OF RECEIVING OL’INIZAB THAT AN APPROPRIATE RESPONSE TO UPPER VIRAL RESPIRATORY WILL BE RESTORED. IN SUCH CASES THE RATE OF EXACERBATION IS EXPECTED TO BE SIGNIFICANTLY LOWER. Kristi: CERTAINLY GOOD NEWS. AND WITH CHRISTMAS ONE WEEK AWAY WE ARE INDEED AT THE PEAK OF HOLIDAY SHOPPING SEASON, AND IF YOU STOP FOR A LITTLE FUEL AT THE MALL DIECISIONS SAY WATCH OUT FOR THOSE FOOD COURT TRAPS P THEY CAN BE DANGEROUS. YOU KNOW, WAL KNOW THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET IS GETTING HIGH MARKS FOR HEART HEALTH BUT REGISTERED DIETITIAN SUZANNE FISHER SAYS YOU STILL HAVE TO BE VERY WATCHFUL OF YOUR CHOICES AT THE FOOD COURT. MAYBE CHOOSE A HUMMUS PLATTER WITH PETA AND LOADS OF VEGETABLES VERSUS GOING FOR A FRIED FALAFEL PLATTER WHICH MOOT SEEM TO BE THE HEALTHIER BUT IT’S NOT. A LOT OF TIME IT’S NOT AS THE HEALTHIEST OIL YOU WANT TO BE CONSUMING. Kristi: FISHER SAID BLOTTING THAT SLICE OF PIZZA CAN KNOCK OFF — GET THIS — 4 GRAMS OF SATURATED FAT PER SLICE, SO GRAB THOSE NAPKINS, EVERYBODY. AND WHEN IT COMES TO QUENCHING YOUR THIRST, BEWARE OF SMOOTHIES AND COFFEE DRINKS. MANY OF THESE MIXTURES CONTAIN — GET THIS — OVER 80 GRAMS OF SUGAR. MORE THAN TEN TIMES THE


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