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James Thompson, MD

James Thompson, MD, Health Pro

Board Certified Allergist and Asthma Specialist

New Developments: Once Daily Inhalers to Control Asthma

Less is more when it comes to the maintenance of asthma with controller medications. Believe it or not, in the late 1980s, patients were instructed to take controller inhalers (for example Vanceril) four puffs three times daily. Many of them were also on Intal (Cromolyn) two puffs four times daily and theophylline tablets (now rarely... Read moreChevron

John Bottrell

John Bottrell, Health Pro

A Registered Respiratory Therapist and asthmatic

Are Asthma Medicines Safe?

Asthma medicines are essential for helping asthmatics prevent and control their asthma. However, sometimes one of our medicines makes the news, and it creates a scare.  Sometimes these make us wonder: are asthma medicines safe? Here is a look at some scares regarding asthma medicines, and what was learned from... Read moreChevron

posted 06/29/2015, comments (0)|
Jennifer Rackley

Jennifer Rackley, Health Guide

Nutritionist & Caregiver

Asthmatic Children Can Benefit From Sports

Sports play a huge role in the lives of many children, including those with asthma.  As I dropped off my two asthma chicks at basketball camp this morning, negotiating sports with asthma was at the forefront of my mind.  I thought I would share a few things we have learned about asthma and sports over the years.
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posted 06/22/2015, comments (0)|
John Bottrell

John Bottrell, Health Pro

A Registered Respiratory Therapist and asthmatic

Two Asthma Bills May Benefit Asthmatics

Congressional leaders are showing increased respect for the asthma community by sponsoring two bills aimed at helping asthmatics around the nation.  Even though only 4 percent of bills become laws, this is... Read moreChevron

posted 06/15/2015, comments (0)|
Eli Hendel, M.D.

Eli Hendel, M.D., Health Pro

Board certified in Internal Medicine and Pulmonary Diseases

Can Soy Improve Inflammation in Asthma Patients?

The relationship between soy and asthma has attracted attention for a long time, given the perceived nutritional benefits of soy with its antioxidant (isoflavones) and ALA omega-3 fatty acid effects, and the inflammatory nature of asthma. Recently a larger Read moreChevron

posted 06/12/2015, comments (0)|

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