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Jennifer Rackley

Jennifer Rackley, Health Guide

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Nutritionist & Caregiver

Asthma Complicating your Holidays? Eight Tips to get Through the Holidays Healthy!

As I was getting ready for dealing with the holidays with asthmatic children in tow, I realized there are several things we have to think about ahead of time.  Some of these tips could help each of you as well.

Tip #1  

Be sure to have any vaccinations that your physician recommends at least two... Read moreChevron

Jennifer Rackley

Jennifer Rackley, Health Guide

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Nutritionist & Caregiver

Asthma may Increase Cardiovascular Disease Risk

Recent research in the field of asthma has found anecdotal evidence that people with severe asthma and frequent corticosteroid use are at an increased risk for cardiovascular disease.  While this news may seem scary it is not time to panic or stop any lifesaving asthma medications.  What is important is to mitigate your risk by... Read moreChevron

posted 11/19/2014, comments (0)|
Eli Hendel, M.D.

Eli Hendel, M.D., Health Pro

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Board certified in Internal Medicine and Pulmonary Diseases

What is Exercise-Induced Asthma?

The term exercise-induced asthma is used to describe episodic tightening of the airways, resulting in shortness of breath following exercise. The phrase is misleading since exercise is not a cause of asthma but rather a trigger of bronchoconstriction in those with underlying asthma.

 

The... Read moreChevron

posted 11/19/2014, comments (0)|
Jennifer Rackley

Jennifer Rackley, Health Guide

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Nutritionist & Caregiver

The Cost of Asthma: Are you financially burdened?

Annals of the American Thoracic Society recently published a study indicating that many asthma patients would like to talk with their physicians about the cost of caring for their asthma but often do not get the chance (Read moreChevron

posted 11/10/2014, comments (0)|
Kathi  MacNaughton

Kathi MacNaughton, Health Pro

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Living with Asthma

Vitamin D and Asthma Control: What's the Connection?

Recently, a Facebook friend posted a link to an article about how low vitamin D levels had been linked to asthma flare-ups in a study done in Israel. After reading about the study, I decided to look for more information on this topic and to share with my readers what I had... Read moreChevron

posted 11/09/2014, comments (0)|

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