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Jennifer Rackley

Jennifer Rackley, Health Guide

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Nutritionist & Caregiver

Resources and Tools: Teaching Your Child About Asthma

There are many things you worry about when your child is diagnosed with asthma.  It's so much different than an adult because most children under 12 can't completely articulate what they are feeling.  So, one of the first steps in good asthma control (and alleviating some of your worry) is to help your child describe what they are... Read moreChevron
posted 08/25/2014, comments (0)|
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Architect, age 39, Smoker

Low Lung capacity/Low FVC in spiromitry test

  I am a 39 year old man, Smoker, weight 63K & height 172 cm I fell always a mild shortness of breath from the last 02 month. My doctor makes me the test, Chest x-ray, 6 minute walk test, allergy test & a bronco provocation test. My chest X-ray, 6 minute walk test is quite normal. But my bronco provocation test result is 1)... Read moreChevron
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Erica is passionate about healthy living, traveling, and journalism.

How Genetics Affect Asthma: Doctor Q&A

Asthma is a complex respiratory condition affecting millions of Americans. And now research is shifting toward the role genetics plays in causing asthma and how this might help create new treatments. Dr. James Thompson, HealthCentral’s asthma expert, discusses how genetics influences asthma control, severity and... Read moreChevron
posted 08/21/2014, comments (0)|
Jennifer Rackley

Jennifer Rackley, Health Guide

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Nutritionist & Caregiver

Asthma or Reactive Airway Disease (RAD)

Our twin daughters, Ella and Ava, were diagnosed at 6 weeks old with Reactive Airway Disease (RAD).  RAD is a term that is sometimes used interchangeably with asthma, but they do not mean the same thing.  RAD is a host of symptoms, while asthma is an actual diagnosis or condition.  Often RAD is used to describe infants who are... Read moreChevron
posted 08/18/2014, comments (0)|
Jennifer Rackley

Jennifer Rackley, Health Guide

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Nutritionist & Caregiver

Reducing Triggers in Pediatric Asthma

One of the first things you need to learn when dealing with pediatric asthma is determining  your child's individual triggers.  This process can seem daunting because there are so many things that can trigger an asthma attack.  In this blog I will talk about some of the main triggers, but this is by no means an exhaustive... Read moreChevron
posted 08/13/2014, comments (0)|

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