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John Bottrell

John Bottrell, Health Pro

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A Registered Respiratory Therapist and asthmatic

Should You Join an Asthma Study?

One of the neat things about living with asthma today is there are a ton of studies going on to make things better for us; to find better medicines; to find an eventual cure. We should all at least think about participating in one of these, as the wisdom obtained can make breathing easier not just for us, but for asthmatics of the... Read moreChevron

posted 07/23/2015, comments (0)|
Jennifer Rackley

Jennifer Rackley, Health Guide

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Nutritionist & Caregiver

What Asthma Moms Want You to Know

With two ten year olds with asthma we "know the drill" so-to-speak.  These are a few things this asthma mom wants people to know.

We don't want to be excluded.

I have found over the years that many parents are uncomfortable dealing with children that have asthma at birthday parties or playdates. ... Read moreChevron

posted 07/15/2015, comments (0)|
Jennifer Rackley

Jennifer Rackley, Health Guide

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Nutritionist & Caregiver

Could Certain Medications Make Your Asthma Worse?

Could some of your medications be making your asthma worse?  It's a definite possibility.  If you have asthma but can't get a handle on your symptoms it may be time to check out your medicine cabinet to see if any of these medications could be exacerbating the problem.

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatories... Read moreChevron

posted 07/07/2015, comments (0)|
James Thompson, MD

James Thompson, MD, Health Pro

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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

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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)|

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