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Kathi  MacNaughton

Kathi MacNaughton, Health Pro

Living with Asthma

Why People Who Have COPD Need to Get an Annual Flu Shot

If you have COPD, or you care for someone who does,  you need to know how important it is to get an annual flu shot. The flu season is about to kick off and you (or your loved one) are definitely at risk. Keep reading to find out why.


Everyone, age 6 months and older, is recommended to get an annual flu shot. But some... Read moreChevron

posted 10/23/2014, comments (0)|
Jennifer Rackley

Jennifer Rackley, Health Guide

Nutritionist & Caregiver

Cough Variant Asthma Most Common in Children

One of my daughters was diagnosed with cough variant asthma.  We had never heard of such a term, so we spent some time doing the research.  It turns out that most people who are diagnosed with this form of asthma are also children with... Read moreChevron

posted 10/23/2014, comments (0)|
James Thompson, MD

James Thompson, MD, Health Pro

Board Certified Allergist and Asthma Specialist

Seasonal Allergies: Managing Your Indoor-Outdoor Game

It’s no wonder that in many regions of the northern hemisphere, September through November is considered “fall season”. Leaves fall, temperatures fall, and humidity falls as rain continues to fall. But mold counts unfortunately rise, and indoor allergens begin to increase as dust mites become more prevalent, and pets spend... Read moreChevron

posted 10/20/2014, comments (0)|
Eli Hendel, M.D.

Eli Hendel, M.D., Health Pro

Board certified in Internal Medicine and Pulmonary Diseases

GOLD Guidelines for COPD

In the first part of this two part series on COPD, I stated that it’s very important to make an accurate diagnosis of COPD. It’s not only smokers who present to a doctor with shortness of breath. There is a certain attribute in a special select... Read moreChevron

posted 10/17/2014, comments (0)|
John Bottrell

John Bottrell, Health Pro

A Registered Respiratory Therapist and asthmatic

Common COPD Co-Morbidities

Helping patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a difficult task in and of itself. Making this task more difficult is the fact that the disease is frequently associated with various co-morbidities.  

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posted 10/10/2014, comments (0)|

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