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Bronchial Thermoplasty

Learn about this treatment option for people who suffer from severe asthma.

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Why You Need Follow-Up Visits

To maintain asthma control, it’s important to see your doctor on a regular basis. It’s the best way to stay one step ahead of your condition.

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Sneezing is Important

Sneezing is a universal reflex which has many different styles and intensities. Sneezing is a universal reflex which has many different styles and intensities - See more at: http://drupaladmin.healthcentral.com/cold-flu#sthash.yr68Kt8l.dpuf

Childhood Allergy: What Can a Parent Do?

Childhood Allergy: What Can a Parent Do?

Children with allergies can have a tough time coping with being outside, but there are some things parents can do to help.

The Common Cold: "Why is My Child Always Sick"

The Common Cold: "Why is My Child Always Sick"

"Why is my child always sick? He seems to always have a cold." I’m asked this question by a concerned parent several times throughout the course of a year. The common cold accounts for about one billion upper respiratory tract infections a...

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What Causes Chronic Cough?

Determining the cause of your chronic cough is crucial to finding a cure.

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Cold-induced Hives

They say cold weather can bring out the worst in you but none are more aware of this than people who suffer from cold induced hives.

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Inhaled Steroids and Your Voice

Inhaled steroids (IS) for the treatment of asthma have become a standard in the U.S. and many countries around the world. They are an essential cornerstone in the management of persistent asthma. Adverse effects of IS are minimal, but a small percent...

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ADHD and Allergy: Is There a Link Between the Two?

A recent study provided evidence for an association between Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and allergic diseases. I found the report very interesting because for years parents have asked me if their child’s ADHD is caused by food or ...

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Avoiding the Flu Vaccine?

Health experts are again mounting an aggressive campaign to vaccinate adults and children in preparation for the oncoming flu season. Investigators used last year’s analytical data to formulate the best flu vaccine combination for distribution this y...