Navigation Links
Latina Actress and Author Dayanara Torres Launches Online Asthma Education Resource for Hispanic Community in Partnership with Merck and AAFA
Date:7/21/2010

and Merck as part of the Asma En Espanol initiative shows that while most Hispanic American patients (72 percent) and caregivers (77 percent) surveyed felt confident that they know how to avoid indoor asthma triggers, many of them are not able to actually identify those triggers. For instance, less than four in ten patients (37 percent) and only one third of caregivers (31 percent) surveyed recognized that pet dander is a common asthma trigger. Nearly one in three patients (32 percent) and more than four in ten caregivers (44 percent) surveyed did not realize that cigarette or cigar smoke could be a problem for asthma patients.

"There are many myths about asthma out there, and I believed some of them before speaking with my children's doctor," said Dayanara Torres. "For example, there are just as many triggers indoors as there are outdoors. I've also learned that the indoor environment may expose people to more asthma triggers than anywhere else."

The Asma En Espanol asthma education web resource offers a free downloadable guide to learn more about triggers as well as tips to avoid or minimize them in your home. Being able to identify asthma triggers can help keep asthma symptoms under control. "Asthma should not prevent a patient from enjoying daily activities," reminded Dr. Jaime Alvarez.

The Asma En Espanol survey indicates that 42 percent of adult patients surveyed admitted to altering their lives due to fear of an asthma episode, while nearly four in ten caregivers surveyed said that asthma has kept their child from going to play dates (39 percent), exercising or playing sports (38 percent) or attending after-school activities (38 percent).  A majority of patients (86 percent) surveyed felt they have been unable to control their asthma, and many (47 percent) report that this is because they have bee
'/>"/>

SOURCE Merck
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6

Related medicine technology :

1. Actress Debi Mazar Talks About her Familys Experience with Bipolar Depression
2. Actress and Mother Jennifer Garner Kicks Off American Lung Associations Faces of Influenza Awareness Campaign, Encouraging Families to Get Vaccinated Against Influenza
3. Actress and Mother Jennifer Garner Joins American Lung Association to Encourage Americans to Get an Influenza Vaccination
4. Video: Actress and New Mom Keri Russell Joins PKIDs to Launch Silence the Sounds of Pertussis Campaign
5. Actress and New Mom Keri Russell Joins PKIDs to launch Silence the Sounds of Pertussis Campaign
6. Young Innovations, Inc. Board of Directors Declares Quarterly Dividend and Authorizes Share Repurchase Program
7. Sanofi-Aventis and Novalar File Marketing Authorization Application for OraVerse® in Five Key European Countries
8. Prasco to Market Authorized Generic of ZEGERID®
9. Capital District Health Authority and IWK Health Centre to Implement Anesthesia Information Management System
10. CSL Behring Announces Completion of National Marketing Authorizations of Berinert® After MRP in 23 European Countries
11. Aton Pharma Launches Authorized Generic Version of Glaucoma Eye Drop Timoptic-XE(R) Gel Forming Solution
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/20/2014)... Oct. 20, 2014   BioNano Genomics announced today ... ability to collect human data at 30X depth, sufficient for ... This new capability was established and demonstrated for the IrysChip ... TM System and will be rolled out to ... will be showcasing this advancement at the American Society ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... --  Mary,s Medicinals today announced that its 501(c)(3) ... of Operation Grow4Vets , a national, nonpartisan organization ... services to assist them in living with injuries sustained ... , An ever-increasing number of medical studies have ... for pain, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain ...
(Date:10/19/2014)... 19, 2014  Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... products and services to office-based dental, animal health and ... Iwase Dental Supply, Inc., a leading full-service provider of ... Henry Schein,s entrance into Japan , ... increases to 28 the number of countries in which ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:BioNano Genomics Announces One Human : One Chip : One Day 2BioNano Genomics Announces One Human : One Chip : One Day 3Mary's Medicinals Announces 4-Star Sponsorship of Operation Grow4Vets 2Mary's Medicinals Announces 4-Star Sponsorship of Operation Grow4Vets 3Henry Schein Enters Japan With Investment in Iwase Dental Supply 2Henry Schein Enters Japan With Investment in Iwase Dental Supply 3Henry Schein Enters Japan With Investment in Iwase Dental Supply 4Henry Schein Enters Japan With Investment in Iwase Dental Supply 5
... CPHD ) today reported revenue for the first ... million, or $0.01 per share, which compares to revenue of ... $(0.07) per share, in the first quarter of 2010. ... compensation expense, non-GAAP net income for the first quarter was ...
... DALLAS, April 20, 2011 Senior executives ... Healthcare Supply Chain Top 25 for 2010"* revealed strategies ... during this morning,s keynote panel discussion at the 2011 ... president and CEO, Owens & Minor; Michelle DeJonge, vice ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Cepheid Reports 2011 First Quarter Results 2Cepheid Reports 2011 First Quarter Results 3Cepheid Reports 2011 First Quarter Results 4Cepheid Reports 2011 First Quarter Results 5Cepheid Reports 2011 First Quarter Results 6Cepheid Reports 2011 First Quarter Results 7Cepheid Reports 2011 First Quarter Results 8Cepheid Reports 2011 First Quarter Results 9Top Three Healthcare Supply Chain Executives Challenge Industry 2Top Three Healthcare Supply Chain Executives Challenge Industry 3
(Date:10/20/2014)... 20, 2014 Principle Business Enterprises, a ... in manufacturing top-of-the-line absorbent products. The company has ... most popular brand, Tranquility® Premium Protection absorbent products. ... website, gave its packaging a new look, and is ... message to the public. , The new website, developed ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... October 20, 2014 Based on ... the only imaging assays capable of determining DNA ... test.  With these three dimensions of high-resolution data, ... detect the widest range of disease-causing genetic rearrangements, ... by other genomic tools, including today’s advanced sequencing ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... October 20, 2014 Punzoné , the ... the U.S., has a lot to celebrate this month. October ... recognizes the achievements and contributions of Americans of Italian heritage ... Punzoné, and today it shares its favorite Italian cocktails and ... to Italy - even if it is only in a ...
(Date:10/19/2014)... 20, 2014 Recently, BambooIndustry.com, one of ... its new range of bamboo deckings . Moreover, ... natural items; they are now available at deeply discounted ... it is hard to overstate the significance of online ... to online services. The company’s workers are striving to ...
(Date:10/19/2014)... Fancyflyingfox.com, an innovative company that provides many kinds of ... of 2014 mother of the bride dresses . ... with big discounts, up to 70% off. All consumers ... this special offer. , Owing to the company’s ... of the leading brands in the global market. A ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Tranquility® Premium Protection Incontinence Products Releases New Logo and Website 2Health News:KromaTiD Launches Genome Screening and Discovery Services 2Health News:KromaTiD Launches Genome Screening and Discovery Services 3Health News:Celebrate Italian Heritage Month With Authentic Cocktails from Punzoné: The Only Ultra Premium Line of Organic Imported Italian Vodka 2Health News:Celebrate Italian Heritage Month With Authentic Cocktails from Punzoné: The Only Ultra Premium Line of Organic Imported Italian Vodka 3Health News:Celebrate Italian Heritage Month With Authentic Cocktails from Punzoné: The Only Ultra Premium Line of Organic Imported Italian Vodka 4Health News:High Quality Bamboo Deckings, New Items Unveiled By BambooIndustry.com 2Health News:Fancyflyingfox.com Updates Its Website With New Mother Of The Bride Dresses For 2014 2
... ... Open in Late 2008, BETHESDA, Md., Feb. 19 Fox ... Living, Inc. (NYSE: SRZ ), continues to thrive during one ... already,been reserved to date and construction on the community is at ...
... revolution taking place,and it,s changing the face of cold-beverage ... that,s more sophisticated than traditional,sodas. Many are looking for ... past, finding a healthy and delicious bottled,drink was no ... are,definitely something to get excited about., "The beverage ...
... CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 19 MedCath Corporation,(Nasdaq: ... has entered into,a new strategic relationship with Solaris ... LLC, will participate in a new venture to ... hospitals, JFK,Medical Center and Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center. ...
... 19 With Presidential,candidates campaigning -- and smiling ... Michael Kosdon has had ample opportunity to,judge their ... has,picked a winner., "I would definitely say ... than Hillary Clinton," says Kosdon, who has,transformed hundreds ...
... Inc., the worldwide leader,in handheld X-ray technologies, today ... available. The NOMAD Pro builds upon,the heritage of ... http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080219/LATU057 ), "The NOMAD has forever changed ... an operator to safely stay in the room ...
... medication, error prevention outreach and education for HIMSS attendees wearing custom ... ... BRUNO, Calif., Feb. 19 First DataBank, a leading,provider of drug ... to focus public and industry attention on the,prevention of medication errors. ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Fox Hill Senior Condominium Development Thrives During National Housing Slump 2Health News:Fox Hill Senior Condominium Development Thrives During National Housing Slump 3Health News:Fox Hill Senior Condominium Development Thrives During National Housing Slump 4Health News:The Search for Healthier Drinks Turns Up Yerba Mate 2Health News:MedCath Announces Venture With Two New Jersey Hospitals 2Health News:MedCath Announces Venture With Two New Jersey Hospitals 3Health News:Smiling on the Campaign Trail - Cosmetic Dentist Michael Kosdon Rates the Candidates 2Health News:Aribex Unveils New Handheld Intraoral X-ray System - NOMAD Pro 2Health News:First DataBank Launches Campaign to Focus Public and Industry Attention on Medication Error Prevention 2Health News:First DataBank Launches Campaign to Focus Public and Industry Attention on Medication Error Prevention 3
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
Medicine Products: