Latest by Erica Sanderson

Understanding COPD: A Doctor Q&A

UPMC’s Dr. Frank Sciurba explains what this disease is and how to treat it.

Tips for Traveling With COPD

Get their advice by sharing your planned activities and locations. Obviously, you don’t need their permission, but it’s good to consider their medical input. Your doctor should write a medical travel letter stating your diagnosis and treatments.This ...

Celiac Disease and Mental Health

People have been switching to gluten-free to treat behavioral problems. But does it help?

Common OAB Complications

Overactive bladder (OAB) is a disease that can lead to several related problems. Here’s what to be aware of and how to prevent them.

6 Myths About Weight Loss Pills

False. Two weight loss prescription medications were approved by the FDA in 2012. However, only people with a BMI of 30 or higher, or those with a BMI of 27 with an obesity-related illness, are permitted to take these medications.

Anatomy of an Asthma Attack

How does an attack affect your lungs? This infographic takes a closer look at how asthma affects the body.

The Stigma of Migraine

There’s a stigma that comes with being a person with migraines. This infographic presents the more common scenarios you can face.

9 Surprising Products Containing Gluten

For people with celiac disease, avoiding gluten is the only treatment. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye, and barley. While it’s obvious that gluten is a part of pasta, bread, and beer, it can also be found in some items you don’t realize.

7 Obesity-Related Illnesses

Obesity is defined as having a Body Mass Index (BMI) greater than 30. The CDC reports an estimated one-third of American adults are obese. Being obese affects more than just weight. Here’s how this condition can lead to other diseases.

5 Ways to Educate Kids About Asthma

The Children’s Allergy & Asthma Education Centre (CAAEC), a Canadian organization, has a “Kidz Zone” on its website with fun, educational interactive computer games. For example, kids can undergo training or advanced “missions” by spotting asthma ...