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Jennifer Rackley

Jennifer Rackley, Health Guide

Nutritionist & Caregiver

Should My Child Administer Their Own Asthma Medications?

As my two asthmatics get older they are in more and more situations where mom and dad might not be nearby to deal with an asthma attack.  This is when it becomes important for them to be able to recognize an attack, notify the appropriate adult or administer their rescue medication on their own.

Admittedly, I have not been all... Read moreChevron

posted 07/31/2015, comments (0)|

Easy Picnic Recipes: A Mini Vacation from Rheumatoid Arthritis


Just the thought of summer makes me smile.  There are fairs to attend, pie baking contests to judge, 4-H exhibits to see, and best of all.....there are picnics!


I have always loved to cook.  Living with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) has given me the... Read moreChevron

posted 07/30/2015, comments (0)|
Eli Hendel, M.D.

Eli Hendel, M.D., Health Pro

Board certified in Internal Medicine and Pulmonary Diseases

Asthma and Mold Exposure Risk

A patient shares that he noticed “there was mold in the walls of his house or workplace,” and he developed symptoms of cough and congestion.  His sputum sample is read by the lab as “presence of yeast.”  Mold caused his symptoms, right?  Not exactly.


What are... Read moreChevron

posted 07/30/2015, comments (0)|
James Thompson, MD

James Thompson, MD, Health Pro

Board Certified Allergist and Asthma Specialist

Ragweed Allergy? Timing is Everything

Once again ragweed season is rapidly approaching and will arrive at a time when many allergy sufferers may still be recovering from grass pollen and mold triggers. This year has been particularly bad because of the high humidity, associated with rainfall (unless you live near the west coast), and weather changes. Overall, ragweed season... Read moreChevron

posted 07/29/2015, comments (0)|
John Bottrell

John Bottrell, Health Pro

A Registered Respiratory Therapist and asthmatic

Study: Cool Air Makes Breathing Easier

When I started as a respiratory therapist 20 years ago, one of the first observations I made is that people with chronic lung diseases, like COPD, do not like heat.  They often request fans with the breeze blowing right at their faces. Or, better yet, they request the air conditioning be turned to full blast. Studies seem... Read moreChevron

posted 07/27/2015, comments (0)|

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