Support for Members with Asthma

Asthma is one of the most common conditions that affect children, but adults can have asthma as well. If you have asthma, you are not alone.

The good news is you can take control of your asthma by making regular visits to your doctor, staying away from your personal triggers, and taking your prescribed medications even when you are feeling well. By controlling your asthma, you will:

  • Breathe better, without wheezing or coughing 
  • Be able to take part in physical activities 
  • Have fewer absences from work or school 
  • Sleep better 
  • Stay out of the hospital

What Our Asthma Support Program Offers 

  • A nurse and a dietitian to answer your health questions 
  • Personal support from a  health coach to help you reach your health and wellness goals 
  • Ongoing support to help you maintain healthy lifestyle changes 
  • Newsletters with current and helpful information about your health condition

There is no cost for the program for eligible PacificSource members.

Real Life Newsletter 

Real Life is our quarterly member newsletter offering news and tips for condition support. 

Spring/Summer 2019 (PDF) - mails April/May

  • Tuning into Your Body’s Signals
  • Meet Your Team
  • Member Success Story: “Living Proof” You Can Make a Comeback
  • Egg Roll Bowl

Fall 2018 (PDF) - mails November

  • Chronic Conditions that Worsen Asthma Control
  • Block Winter Bugs with Timely Vaccines
  • Thinking about quitting smoking?
  • Minestrone Soup

Spring/Summer 2018 (PDF) - mails April/May

  • Triumph Over Triggers
  • Spring Cleaning Tips for Better Asthma Health
  • High Blood Pressure and Asthma
  • Member Corner: Learning to Slow Down and Prioritize Health Leads to Big Wins
  • Quinoa and Beans with Chili-Lime Vinaigrette

Fall 2017 (PDF) - mails in September

  • Sleep: Your Inner Healer 
  • Flu 101 
  • Pneumonia Vaccine Facts 
  • Member Corner: A Second Chance 
  • Sleep Apnea 
  • Spanish-Style Salmon with Garbanzo Beans and Spinach

Summer 2017 (PDF) - mailed in June

  • Get F.I.T.T.! - Aerobic Activity Guidelines, Strength Training Guidelines, Flexibility Training Guidelines, Plan It Out, Special Considerations
  • Cranberry Apple Quinoa Cereal

Spring 2017 (PDF) - mailed in February

  • Put Your Best Fork Forward!
  • Smart Snacking
  • Power Up Your Day with Breakfast
  • Make Your Veggies Leafy
  • Brighten Your Dinner with Latin Flavors

Winter 2016 (PDF) - mailed in December

  • Health Goals? Think-Nourish-Move Sets You Up To Succeed
  • Moving is NEAT
  • Use Your Strengths
  • Need a Nutrition Tune-up?
  • Member Corner: A Skeptic Finds Success
  • Breakfast Veggie Power Frittata

Fall 2016 (PDF) - mailed in September

  • DASH Toward Health!
  • A Day on the DASH
  • Putting It All Together: a Sample DASH Menu
  • High Blood Pressure Can Be Controlled with These Steps
  • Cod with Lemon and Caper Sauce
  • Get a Jump on Flu Season!

Summer 2016 (PDF) - mailed in late May

  • Consciously Choose Your Unconscious Habits
  • Habits Worth Creating
  • Healthy Habit Tracker
  • Five Habits for Easier Breathing
  • Recipe: Picnic Burritos

Spring 2016 (PDF) - mailed in late February

  • Savor the Flavor of Nourishing Foods
  • Member Corner - You’re Stronger Than You Know
  • Recipe: Southwest Mason Jar Salad
  • Recipe: Autumn Delight Baked Oatmeal
  • Recipe: Spicy Salmon Burger with Cabbage Slaw

Winter 2015 (PDF) - mailed in December

  • “Do It Yourself” Mood Boosters
  • Is It Depression?
  • Resolve to Have a Healthy New Year
  • Dental Health—Beyond the Basics
  • Recipe: Quinoa Pilaf Stuffed Acorn Squash

Fall 2015 (PDF) - mailed in August  

  • Invest in the Future You
  • Member Corner - Being Proactive Pays Dividends
  • Food Fuels Your Body
  • Get a Jump on Flu Season!
  • Slow-Cooker Spanish Lentil Stew

Summer 2015 (PDF) - mailed in May

  • A Blueprint for a More Active You
  • The Power of a Partner
  • Member Corner - Determination and Small Steps Pay Off
  • Spinach, Lentil, and Jicama Salad with Cider Dressing

Spring 2015 (PDF) - mailed in late February

  • Lower Your Cholesterol Levels with Smart Food Choices
  • Spring Clean Your House for Better Asthma Health
  • Seven Steps to Successfully Lowering Cholesterol Levels
  • Member Corner - Set Your Intention and Give Yourself Credit
  • Recipe: Cilantro Lime Quinoa Bowl

Winter 2014 (PDF) - mailed in November

  • Importance + Confidence = Success
  • Thinking of getting a flu shot? Now is the time!
  • Master Your Meds
  • Member Corner - Meet Anna – A True Superhero
  • Recipe: Chili Lime Baked Squash Rings

Autumn 2014 (PDF) - mailed in late August

  • Your Bones: Your Body’s Support System
  • Oral Health and Chronic Disease
  • Member Corner - It’s All about the Support!
  • Recipe: Breakfast Veggie Power Frittata

Summer 2014 (PDF) - mailed in late May

  • Physical Activity vs. Exercise: What’s the Difference?
  • Ten-week Walking Plan
  • Help for Summer Allergies
  • Member Corner
  • The Truth about Vitamin D and the Sun
  • Recipe: Perfect Salmon Every Time

Spring 2014 (PDF) - mailed in late February

  • The Sleep-Weight Connection
  • Sleep Quiz
  • Music for Health
  • Member Corner
  • Occupational Sitting - It's Not a Sport
  • Want to know more about health reform?
  • Recipe: Easy Crockpot Chili 

Winter (December) 2013 (PDF)

  • How to Navigate Your Way to a Meaningful
    Doctor’s Appointment
  • Success Story
  • What Is Health Literacy?
  • Quiet Your Mind and Protect
  • Your Body with Yoga
  • Quit for Life
  • Recipe: Ginger-Cider Roasted Veggies 

Autumn 2013 (PDF)

  • Stack the Odds in Your Favor (protein choices and health)
  • Sweet & Savory Chicken Stew Recipe
  • Success Corner
  • Asthma and the Flu 

Summer 2013 (PDF)

  • Summertime Fun, Sun, and Food 
  • Controlling Your Asthma While Traveling
  • Fruit-Infused Water (Aguas Fresca)
  • Be Ready for the Sun!

Winter 2013 (PDF)

  • Get Happy for Your Health
  • Taking Charge
  • Magnesium, the Friendly Mineral
  • Are You Depressed?

Autumn 2012 (PDF)

  • How to Make Successful Resolutions
  • Four Ways to Stay Well this Winter
  • Putting off getting your flu shot? It's not too late!

Questions?

For more information about our Asthma Program, we encourage you to contact us. 

To learn more about our Condition Support Program, download our flier: Real Life Support for You.

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Asthma Resources

American Academy of Pediatrics
aap.org  

Allergy and Asthma Network/Mothers of Asthmatics
aanma.org

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology
aaaai.org  

American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology
acaai.org

American Lung Association
LungUSA.org

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
aafa.org

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
nhlbi.nih.gov/health-pro/resources/lung/naci/asthma-info/naepp.htm  

National Jewish Medical and Research Center
nationaljewish.org  

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
cdc.gov  

Last updated 4/23/2019