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John Bottrell

John Bottrell, Health Pro

A Registered Respiratory Therapist and asthmatic

How to Properly Use an Inhaler

While most asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patient are familiar with the little blue asthma inhaler called albuterol, studies show that as many as 85 percent use it incorrectly, with at least 40 percent making at least one essential mistake.   So, chances are most of us could benefit from a rescue inhaler refresher... Read moreChevron
posted 04/15/2014, comments (0)|

Balancing The Benefits and Risks Of Steroid Injections

It may not seem as though winter is over, but Spring is officially here.  It has been a long, cold winter season.  I know we are all ready for some bright sunshine and yellow daffodils blowing in the breeze.   Spring often spurs us to action..  Out with the old, and in with the new.  There is something inside us that... Read moreChevron
James Thompson, MD

James Thompson, MD, Health Pro

Board Certified Allergist and Asthma Specialist

Childhood Allergy: What Can a Parent Do?

“My two year old is sneezing every morning. Do you think she’s allergic?”   I’m frequently asked questions like this particularly during the warmer months of the year. Often the parent has an older child already under my care for environmental or food allergy. Allergic symptoms can be difficult to detect in young... Read moreChevron
posted 04/11/2014, comments (0)|
Kathi  MacNaughton

Kathi MacNaughton, Health Pro

Living with Asthma

Maintaining a Healthy Diet With COPD

Healthy eating is of utmost importance when you have COPD. Not only will it improve your health overall, but it will also give you more energy to get through your daily activities. Unfortunately, when you have COPD, maintaining healthy nutrition can be challenging at times.   First of all, it takes energy to eat healthy. Preparing the food... Read moreChevron
posted 04/02/2014, comments (0)|
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)|

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