Melissa Korenblat-Hanin, ACSW, LCSW
Child Dynamics Research and Charitable Foundation
Asthma explorers club launches iphone app for Children with asthma & ALlergies and their parents
ST. LOUIS (Oct. 10, 2014) – Asthma Explorers Club, a comprehensive online resource for children with asthma and allergies, their families and physicians, today announced the launch of their iPhone app. The mobile app provides educational and emotional support for children living with asthma and allergies, and resources for learning, treatment options and tips that help children and their families cope with daily activities while managing their asthma and allergies.
The Asthma Explorers Club app features:
The Asthma Explores Club website and app were developed by the Child Dynamics Research and Charitable Foundation, whose goal is to create exceptional educational products that are innovative, fun and memorable.
“As an asthma specialist, I see firsthand how the disease impacts my patients,” said Dr. Gary Rachelefsky, director of the Executive Care Center for Asthma, Allergy and Respiratory Diseases at UCLA’s Mattel Children’s Hospital and board member of Child Dynamics Research and Charitable Foundation. “I couldn’t be more proud of this app – it’s a great mobile resource and innovative teaching tool to help guide and motivate children and their families to overcome the many challenges and obstacles of living with asthma and allergic disease.”
In the United States, asthma affects more than 25 million people – approximately seven million of which are children (CDC 2010), costing the US approximately $56 billion annually (2007). Asthma is closely linked to allergies, and children with a family history of allergies and asthma are more likely to have asthma. Although it affects people of all ages, asthma most often starts in childhood.
“We are thrilled to provide this educational app to the millions of children and their parents whose lives are affected by asthma and allergies,” said Dr. Phillip E. Korenblat, professor of clinical medicine, Division of Allergy and Immunology at Washington University School of Medicine, and Foundation board member. “The increase in the number of people with asthma really emphasizes the importance of a resource like the Asthma Explorers Club app. Smartphone apps are an exciting technology in the healthcare arena with mobile medical applications being used to educate and help manage health and wellness.”
The Asthma Explorers Club app is available for iPhone and can be downloaded from the iTunes App Store.
About Asthma Explores Club
Developed by the Child Dynamics Research and Charitable Foundation, the Asthma Explorers Club is a comprehensive online resource for children with asthma and allergies, their families and physicians. Through the website and mobile app, it provides educational and emotional support for children living with asthma and allergies, and resources for learning, treatment options and tips that help children and their families cope with daily activities while managing their asthma and allergies. For more information, visit www.asthmaeclub.com.
About Child Dynamics Research and Charitable Foundation
The goal of Child Dynamics Research and Charitable Foundation is to create exceptional educational products that are innovative, fun and memorable. Based in St. Louis, the mission of the Foundation is to ensure that children will benefit from being able to develop skills and confidence to cope and manage their feelings, fears and worries, while addressing self-esteem issues. The principals of the Foundation are distinguished clinical physicians, talented educators and business executives who recognized that education and support programs need to focus on addressing the biological, psychological and sociological impact on a child.