I went on a field trip to Poughkeepsie New York to the Culinary Institute of America last week. I went to meet a Chef colleague and have lunch with their student food allergy group. Poughkeepsie is about 90 minutes by train from New York City. Halfway through my journey I was rifling around in my purse and I saw my rescue inhaler -- my old CFC... Read more
If you've been lax about your asthma or hoping the wheezing will go away or if you believe that it's normal to use your rescue inhaler 10 times a day, take some time in the spirit of renewal and reflection to get real about your asthma for the New Year.
Here are 5 steps to get your asthma symptoms back on track and to enable you to live... Read more
Holidays are here and with the holidays come some staples: parties, drinking and fruitcake. If you have asthma, there are some holiday pitfalls to keep in mind like parties, drinking and maybe even fruitcake. So before you reach for that puff on a celebratory cigar, that second glass of Glögg, or a slice of panettone let's talk about possible... Read more
The last few weeks have seen a flurry of reports on the link between developing asthma and being born in the fall season. The articles seem to be based mainly on a recent study published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, that fall babies are more prone to asthma. Health Central's Dr. Fred Little wrote a piece... Read more
It's that time of year again; time to get your flu shot. HealthCentral's Dr. Thompson wrote an excellent question and answer about the flu shot and some potential lingering concerns: can I get the flu from the shot; why asthmatics need the flu shot; what about the flu shot for people who have egg allergies, etc.
I'm all about the flu... Read more