Latest Articles by Adam Smith, M.D.
How to Manage Your Child’s Asthma—and What to Do in an Emergency
After the news that a Broadway actress died from an asthma attack at the age of 13, it’s time for a refresher on how to keep your child with asthma safe.
Why It’s Time to Stop Vaping Now
The news is only getting worse for e-cigarettes, which the CDC has linked to more than 450 possible cases of lung disease. We’ve got the latest plus advice on how to stay safe.
The Vaping Debate No One’s Talking About
There is no doubt that there are significant dangers associated with e-cigarettes, especially for teens. But some public-health experts say for people who just can’t give up traditional smokes, vaping could help prevent unnecessary cancer deaths. Could there be a middle ground?
When the Weather Makes It Hard to Breathe
Small changes in temperature and humidity can make a big difference in how you feel when you have COPD. Here’s what to look out for.
Sneaky Reasons Your Asthma Is Acting up During Quarantine
From hidden dust bunnies to backyard grilling, here’s why your wheezing symptoms might seem worse…at home.
Let's Talk About COPD Signs and Symptoms
Is it allergies? Aging? Or could your breathing troubles be a sign something more serious is going on? We asked the experts how to tell the difference.
Let's Talk About COPD Staging
Not all cases of this lung disease are equal. Learn more about the grading system for COPD, and what it means for your health outcomes.
Let's Talk About COPD
We’ve got the doctor-approved scoop on the causes, symptoms, treatments, and a jillion other facts and tips that can make life with this lung condition easier.