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AANMA in USA Today

Published August - 31 - 2009 Print This Post

usatodayAANMA President and Founder Nancy Sander spoke with USA Today’s Kim Painter about tips for college students with asthma

From the article:
“When Nancy Sander sent her daughter to college a decade ago, she was delighted Brooke was in a non-smoking dorm where she wouldn’t have to worry about smoke triggering asthma attacks.

But ‘non-smoking’ did not really mean ‘non-smoking,’ and ‘Brooke ended up in the emergency room for the first time since she was 7,’ says Sander, founder of Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics in Fairfax, Va. It was just what parents of new students with asthma fear: For a lifetime, they’ve monitored medications, made doctors’ appointments and provided homes where the allergens and irritants that can set off symptoms are kept to a minimum….

The combination of new freedoms and unhealthful conditions can be ‘incendiary,’ says Richard Gower, president of the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology and a professor of medicine at the University of Washington, Spokane.”

Read the article, “College dorms can trigger asthma attacks,” here