CALC Statement on the Passing of Congressman Elijah Cummings

The Childhood Asthma Leadership Coalition joins our partners in the children’s health community, the social justice movement, and people around the country to express our sincere sadness on the loss of Congressman Elijah Cummings. He was an unwavering champion for health care equity and justice, and a leader on policies that helped children and families impacted by asthma. Among his many contributions throughout his life and career to health care justice, he recently introduced bipartisan legislation, the Family Asthma Act, which would expand federal, state, and local efforts to improve care for individuals with asthma. Congressman Cummings changed the lives of countless Marylanders and millions of people throughout the country. We mourn his loss and will carry on his legacy.

Asthma News This Week – August 19, 2019

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 CONTENTS

 In the NEWS

JOURNAL ARTICLES

  • Financial Incentives May Improve Medication Adherence

  • Asthma May Lead to More School Absences

  • Caregiver Health Literacy Does Not Appear to Affect Child Health Outcomes

  • Air Pollution Reduction Improves Rates of Childhood Asthma

  • Strong Family Relationships Can Mitigate Neighborhood Factors of Asthma

  • Private, Full-Year Insurance Coverage Provides Greatest Access to Care

  • California’s Strict Air Pollution Standards Reduced Asthma by 20%

Asthma News This Week – July 19, 2019

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CONTENTS

In the NEWS

 JOURNAL ARTICLES

  • Caregivers Overestimate Dangers of Exercise for Children with Asthma

  • Weak Association Found Between In-utero H1N1 Vaccine Exposure and Asthma

  • Family Chaos and Depression Correlated with Worse Asthma Control

Asthma News This Week – July 8, 2019

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CONTENTS

In the NEWS

JOURNAL ARTICLES

  • Aeroallergen Sensitization and Blood Eosinophil Count Before ICS Prescription

  • Child Inhaler Use Education and Other Changes May Improve Student Self-Carry

  • Caesarean-section Birth Does Not Predict Asthma

  • 615,842 Children with Asthma May Lose Insurance Under Public Charge Change

  • Effective Asthma Self-management Strategies Consider Family Circumstances

  • New Clinical Trial Tests Mobile Asthma Control Intervention

  • New Clinical Trial Tests Pictorial vs. Written Asthma Action Plans

Asthma News This Week – June 14, 2019

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CONTENTS

In the NEWS

JOURNAL ARTICLES

  • Health Promoting Financial Incentives May Help Mothers Quit Smoking

  • Asthma Severity is Associated with Less Physical Activity Among Children

  • Paid Family Leave May Help Reduce Asthma Prevalence

  • Mexican Immigrant Children More Often Undiagnosed, Receive Different Care

  • Home-Based Asthma Interventions Shown To Be Effective Across the Literature

  • Children with Asthma More Likely to Have BD-Resistant Airflow Limitations than Children with Other Pulmonary Conditions

  • Limited English Not Associated with Worse Asthma Outcomes in One Hospital

  • Accelerated Epigenetic Aging Associated with Current Childhood Asthma

  • Group Visits Are Viable Means to Improve Asthma Management

  • DNA Methylation May Provide Asthma Biomarkers

  • Asthma Burden Attributable to Traffic-Related Air Pollution Drops to 18-36%

  • Bronchodilator Response to SABAs Differs by Population as well as Genetics

  • Exposure to Alternaria Mold in Schools May Trigger Asthma Symptoms

  • Asthma Clusters in More Non-White and Poorer Areas of St. Louis, MO

  • Inconclusive Study of Cannabis Smoke in Home’s Effect on Asthma, etc. Health

  • Decreases in Ambient Nitrogen Dioxide, PM2.5 Lead to Lower Asthma Incidence

  • PROMIS Model Reliably Predicts General Health Among Children with Asthma

  • Asthma Phenotypes Vary According to Underlying Pathophysiology

  • Model Estimates that Reducing OCS dose 5 mg/day Increases PBE Count 41%

  • School-Based Program Promoting Coping Skills Improves Asthma-Related Stress