AAMGRC eNewsletter

October 2010 
www.allergyandasthma.com 

Exercise-induced Bronchospasm
You don’t have to sit on the sidelines

Run, play, and laugh!  For most people, these are part of a healthy, happy life. The national “Let’s Move” program has recognized the need to establish good exercise habits in childhood.  However, challenges to achieving this goal for the majority of people with asthma include the fact that their bronchial airways can tighten (broncho-constriction) in response to exercise.  This can even impact social development when recreational activities, required physical education, or involvement in competitive sports may be limited.

Symptoms of exercise-induced bronchospasm (EIB) include shortness of breath, tight cough and wheezing during or within 20 minutes after exercise.  Most people with chronic asthma will experience EIB with heavy exercise at some time.  EIB can also occur in people without underlying asthma.   

It is important to be evaluated by your health care professional to establish the diagnosis and receive preventative treatment to allow full, healthy physical activity.  Our doctors and nurse practitioner can provide evaluation and treatment so that this condition does not keep you on the sidelines.


 
Call us for your appointment so you can also run, play and laugh!

We are moving!!

The 9610 Granite Ridge Drive location of Allergy and Asthma Medical Group and Research Center will be relocating at the end of November.

The new address is:  5776 Ruffin Road, San Diego, CA 92123
All phone and fax numbers will remain the same.

Our move date is tentatively scheduled for November 25 – 29, 2010 with the expectation that all patient appointments, beginning November 30, will occur at the new location.

In preparation for the move, our office will be closed Wednesday November 24 at 12 noon and all day November 25-29. There will be an on call doctor available to handle any urgent patient issues.

Flu Vaccine

The influenza vaccine is here.   We have both the regular seasonal flu vaccine (for patients ages 3 and up) and the thimerisol free, also known as mercury free or preservative free (for children under the age of 3 and pregnant women).

For HMO patients and non-patients (aka family members) the cost is $30, for the thimerisol free the cost is $35. Some PPO insurances may cover the vaccine, however, you may be financially responsible, for more information contact your insurance company.
 
You can come in to get either vaccine during injection room hours which are listed below, no appointment necessary:
Monday, closed
Tues - Fri, 8:30-11:30am - 1:00-4:30pm
Saturday, flu injections are not given

If you or your child are egg allergic, please speak with a receptionist to schedule a visit for testing and administration of the flu vaccine. 


Fight For Air Walk

Join our team (Welch's Wild & Wacky Whistling Walkers) for the 2010 Fight For Air Walk as we walk (and raise $) to clean our air.  This year's walk will take place on November 14th at Embarcadero Marina Park South, Downtown San Diego.
 
Sponsored by the American Lung Association, join the Clean Air Revolution by walking in the Fight For Air walk and make an impact in support of the estimated 22 million Americans who currently suffer from asthma. Together we can clean the air and save lives!

Last year our team raised $4,000! Click here to view the countdown, fundraising details and to find out more information about the walk.  After clicking on the link, click on Join Team (which is bolded underneath the team name) to sign up. 

Click here to join our team - Welch's Wild & Wacky Whistling Walkers 

  
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