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New Guidelines for Using Inhalers

Inhalers are an essential part of asthma management. Here are the latest recommendations for using them correctly.

Heart & Lungs: A Working Team

Heart & Lungs: A Working Team

Learn how the heart and lungs work together to keep you alive.

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Action Plan Steps

Learn why an asthma action plan is important and what to do.

Best Coughing Techniques

Best Coughing Techniques

Three ways to remove mucus to keep your lungs clear.

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Obamacare May Benefit Patients

Certain parts of the Affordable Care Act may help people living with COPD.

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Nebulizer 101

Some with COPD have to inhale medication through a nebulizer. Here’s the most efficient way.

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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 ess...

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How Bronchitis Affects Lungs

Understanding how and why this condition impacts the airways and proper breathing.

Causes of COPD Flare-Ups

Causes of COPD Flare-Ups

Learn how to prevent and manage exacerbations.

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10 Tips: How to Become a Gallant Asthmatic

Most asthma experts now say that if you are a gallant asthmatic, perfect in every way, you can live a normal life with this disease. Our role model in this regard is Jake Gallant, who, by the way, is perfect in every way. We should all seek to be lik...