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Asthma Treatments and Control: Doctor Q&A

Successfully managing asthma depends on following asthma treatments tailored to your symptoms and triggers.  Pulmonologist Dr. Glen W. Petersen of Alta Bates Hospital in Berkeley, California, discusses asthma control and care.    What are the biggest factors someone should focus on for maintaining asthma control?    Asthma... Read moreChevron
posted 04/21/2014, comments (0)|
Kathi  MacNaughton

Kathi MacNaughton, Health Pro

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Living with Asthma

OTC Asthma Inhaler - Is It Safe?

The recent reappearance of an over-the-counter (OTC) asthma inhaler called Asthmanefrin has stirred up the controversy between health care professionals and the consumer public about the safety of using such medication without the direct oversight of a physician.   A Little History on This Issue   Up until a few years ago, a product... Read moreChevron
posted 04/21/2014, comments (0)|
John Bottrell

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A Registered Respiratory Therapist and asthmatic

How to Properly Use an Inhaler

While most asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patient are familiar with the little blue asthma inhaler called albuterol, studies show that as many as 85 percent use it incorrectly, with at least 40 percent making at least one essential mistake.   So, chances are most of us could benefit from a rescue inhaler refresher... Read moreChevron
posted 04/15/2014, comments (0)|
John Bottrell

John Bottrell, Health Pro

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A Registered Respiratory Therapist and asthmatic

10 Tips to Help Someone Cope With Asthma

Other than suffering from one yourself, there’s little worse than watching someone suffer from an asthma attack.  Lacking preparedness, a feeling of helplessness may envelop you.  However, when you’re prepared, you’ll be a big help when you’re needed most.  Here are 10 tips to prepare you to help a person... Read moreChevron
posted 04/08/2014, comments (0)|
James Thompson, MD

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Board Certified Allergist and Asthma Specialist

Improving Asthma Control: A Checklist for Your First Office Visit

Asthma is a clinical syndrome associated with periodic bouts of cough, wheezing, difficulty breathing and chest tightness. More than 24 million people in the U.S. have asthma. Although death rates from asthma have decreased over the last decade, quality of life factors have not correspondingly improved. Millions of Americans remain under-managed... Read moreChevron
posted 03/31/2014, comments (0)|

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