Friday, March 27, 2015

Our Asthma Experts

Kathi  MacNaughton

Kathi MacNaughton, Health Pro

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Registered nurse & healthcare writer, living with allergies & asthma.

Eosinophilic Esophagitis - A New Type of Food Allergy

There is a new type of food allergy that people who have asthma and nasal allergies need to be aware of. It's called eosinophilic esophagitis, or EoE for short. Experts first identified it 15 or 20 years ago, but the number of people who have it has... Read moreChevron

posted 03/01/2015, comments (0)|
James Thompson, MD

James Thompson, MD, Health Pro

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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)|
Fred Little

Fred Little, Health Pro

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Doctor and Asthma Expert

Allergen of the Month: Sulfa-Containing Medications

Allergy to sulfa-containing medications is very common; these are typically antibiotics. However, not all antibiotics are pills. Doctors will sometimes prescribe antibiotic eye drops or ointments for ‘pink eye’. Several eye... Read moreChevron

posted 10/07/2010, comments (0)|
Heather Reese

Heather Reese, Health Guide

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Food Factors In Asthma

Think what you eat has nothing to do with your battle with Asthma? Think Again. Nutrition Expert Heather Reese explains.

Most experts agree that there is very little evidence supporting a direct link between food and asthma. However, there is a lot of evidence showing that a well-balanced diet contributes to overall... Read moreChevron