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13 September 2010

Asthma Camp

Here is an interesting article I came upon after noticing a flyer for an Asthma Camp scheduled for Saturday, September 25, 10 am to 1 pm at the Baker School in Brockton, Massachusetts. I was surprised to learn that 10% of children in Massachusetts have asthma and that Brockton's childrhood asthma rate is higher than anywhere else in the state. So many children with food allergies have asthma, I'd be curious to know if the numbers of food allergic children are similarly higher there. I think offering a mini-asthma camp is a great idea; Children's Hospital Boston also offers asthma camps, and I imagine hospitals around the U.S. do as well. Anyone attend an asthma camp? How was it?

1 comment:

Jacqueline said...

Reading your blog and loving it! Just wanted to comment that Brockton is a socio-economically challenged area that is near many old (and some still in use)industrial sites. I think air quality is the key issue here, both indoor and outdoor. Not sure about the food allergy situation there, though.
And all that said, BRAVO for giving these kids a camp!!!!