Seasonal allergies (hay fever) in children

Seasonal allergies, also called seasonal allergic rhinitis or hay fever, are the body’s reaction to airborne particles such as pollen or mold. This type of allergy kicks up at the times of year when certain trees, grasses, or weeds are in bloom, or when mold releases its spores into the air. A combination of genetics and interaction with environmental allergens causes some people to develop seasonal allergies. People with hay fever seem to have a hyper-alert immune system that’s always on the lookout for substances foreign to the body.

small girl holding a dandelion in one hand while touching her head with the other

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Flu Signs:

Common signs and symptoms of the flu include:

  • Fever over 100.4 F (38 C)
  • Aching muscles.
  • Chills and sweats.
  • Headache.
  • Dry, persistent cough.
  • Fatigue and weakness.
  • Nasal congestion.
  • Sore throat.
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Flu Season is here!

Flu season typically hits its peak in the winter months, but cases begin to be reported in the fall. Influenza is a contagious respiratory illness caused by viruses in the nose, throat and lungs.  Make sure to get plenty of rest, eat healthy, and great hygiene habits.

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Spring Allergies Tree Pollen

During late winter and early spring, dormant trees bounce back to life and start releasing pollen into the air, making tree pollen a trigger for allergy symptoms. Some common culprits include birch, cedar, hickory, and walnut.2

Pollen can trigger allergy symptoms during the spring season

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What Are E-cigarettes?

  • E-cigarettes are electronic devices that heat a liquid and produce an aerosol, or mix of small particles in the air.
  • E-cigarettes come in many shapes and sizes. Most have a battery, a heating element, and a place to hold a liquid.
  • Some e-cigarettes look like regular cigarettes, cigars, or pipes. Some look like USB flash drives, pens, and other everyday items. Larger devices such as tank systems, or “mods,” do not look like other tobacco products.
  • E-cigarettes are known by many different names. They are sometimes called “e-cigs,” “e-hookahs,” “mods,” “vape pens,” “vapes,” “tank systems,” and “electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS).”
  • Using an e-cigarette is sometimes called “vaping.”
Images of a E-pipe, E-cigar, large-size tank devices, medium-size tank devices, rechargeable e-cigarette, and a disposable e-cigarette.
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Dawson Elementary 2021

Thank you Coaches very much to let us be apart of your Zoom PE Classes!

The students were awesome and participated in all the questions and discussions after our videos and presentations. We had 321 students in Zoom today. The students were grades Pre-k- 3rd grade. Some students were in the school Face to Face Instructions and others were on Zoom. Today we talked about E-Cigarettes, Vaping, and Julling. It has become more and more popular these days especially with the Pandemic the World is facing. The fact that each POD in a E-Cigarette = 20 regular Cigarettes is alarming. The ammonia and poison that is used in the pods are very dangerous and will cause Lung issues and possibly cancer. Please Educate yourself about the dangers of any kind of smoking!

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Veteran’s High School Zoom Presentation 2021

Thank you Coaches very much to let us be apart of your Zoom PE Classes! The students were awesome and participated in all the questions and discussions after our videos and presentations. We had 101 students in Zoom today. Today we talked about E-Cigarettes, Vaping, and Julling. It has become more and more popular these days especially with the Pandemic the World is facing. The fact that each POD in a E-Cigarette = 20 regular Cigarettes is alarming. The ammonia and poison that is used in the pods are very dangerous and will cause Lung issues and possibly cancer. Please Educate yourself about the dangers of any kind of smoking!

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Why people vape?

  • to see what it’s like (60.9%)
  • because they like how it tastes (41.7%)
  • as a social activity (37.9%)
  • to relax (37.4%) 
  • to feel good or get high (29.0%)
  • they’re bored (28.7%)
  • because they think it looks cool (15.2%)
  • they have an addiction (8.1%) 
  • to help quit regular cigarettes (6.1%)

 

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2020 Smoking Report

Many people think of vaping as a “healthy alternative” to smoking, but this isn’t necessarily the case. They might be healthier, but that doesn’t mean they’re healthy. The more we learn about e-cigarettes, the more detrimental health consequences we discover. For one, vaping products contain nicotine, which is highly addictive, so what starts as a habit can develop into serious nicotine addiction. There have been 2,807 hospitalized cases of serious lung injury associated with vaping products, resulting in 68 deaths as of February 2020. (CDC, 2020)Nearly 5,000 children younger than 5 received emergency room treatment for e-liquid nicotine exposure between 2013 and 2017. (Truth Initiative, 2019)A recent study on mice found that 22.5% of subjects exposed to “e-cigarette smoke” for 54 weeks had developed lung adenocarcinomas and 57.5% had developed bladder urothelial hyperplasia. (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences,2019

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