Friday, July 25, 2014

Health Guides

John Bottrell

John Bottrell, Health Pro

A Registered Respiratory Therapist and asthmatic

High-Fat Diets May Cause Asthma in Children

Asthma rates have risen dramatically in recent years.  While there are many theories for this, the theory that a diet high in fatty foods -- such as onion rings, french fries, fried chicken, Big Macs, Whoppers -- and obesity in general may both trigger an asthma attack and cause one to develop asthma.    In my article “Can... Read moreChevron
posted 07/23/2014, comments (0)|

Coping with the Stigma of RA

We have all worked with people who have required surgery to replace a knee or remove a body part that was no longer working as it should.  We have worked with people who have been hospitalized with pneumonia.  We have worked with people who have battled cancer.   What do all of these situations have in common?  People are... Read moreChevron
James Thompson, MD

James Thompson, MD, Health Pro

Board Certified Allergist and Asthma Specialist

Sublingual Immunotherapy: Three Products Recently Approved for Treatment of Allergic Rhinitis

  Over twenty million people in America suffer from allergic rhinitis (hay fever) skyrocketing healthcare expenditures to billions of dollars, when you add in the expenses of medications, treatments and missed days of work or school. Of course, avoiding outdoor allergens is next to impossible but many steps may be taken to eliminate or reduce... Read moreChevron
posted 07/22/2014, comments (0)|
Kathi  MacNaughton

Kathi MacNaughton, Health Pro

Living with Asthma

Is Your Asthma Action Plan Working?

If you have had moderate to severe asthma for very long, there's a good chance you also have an Asthma Action Plan. But how do you know it's still the right plan for you -- and that it is doing its job?   What is an Asthma Action Plan?   An Asthma Action Plan is a written one or two-page outline you develop with the help of your doctor... Read moreChevron
James Thompson, MD

James Thompson, MD, Health Pro

Board Certified Allergist and Internist

Asthma: The Good News Is It Can Be Controlled

Deaths associated with asthma attacks have decreased over the last decade but the number of people having severe asthma attacks and missing school or work because of it, has changed very little. New medications have aided doctors in tailoring treatment to the particular needs of the patient. So why haven’t asthma flare-ups and... Read moreChevron
posted 01/04/2013, comments (0)|