Back to School…(with Asthma): What you Need to Know

Many of our listeners have children who have been diagnosed with asthma and this month they return to school.

In this podcast Stephanie Williams, a Community Health Worker with the Pediatric Asthma and Allergy Clinic at San Francisco General Hospital, talks about tips regarding what your child's school should know about their condition, what to put in your child's backpack in case of an attack and how they can avoid triggers which may exacerbate their condition. She also speaks about the importance of exercise and the common misconceptions about asthma. Ms. Williams is responsible for clinic prep, triaging patients, case management, homevisits and patient education for pediatrics at San Francisco General Hospital.