Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Getting Creative With Kids and Asthma

The University Medical Center in Chicago is coming up with some interesting results: by combining asthma treatment information with things kids enjoy, such as music and sports, children associate their medications with positive messages and experiences and are then more likely to take these medications. Adherence rates increased from 39% to over 70% according to author Dr. Giselle S. Mosnaim, who presented her findings at last week's American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.