John Bottrell, Health Professional

John Bottrell is a registered Respiratory Therapist. He wrote for HealthCentral as a health professional for Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).

Our Asthma Christmas Wish List

Credit: Thinkstock I recently participated in a brainstorming session with a group of respiratory therapists.Our goal was to create a list of medicines asthmatics would like to find under the Christmas tree. That in mind, here’s our list of fake, or ...
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What is Severe Asthma?

Researchers have learned that 5-10 percent of asthmatics do not respond well to traditional asthma medications, making their asthma difficult to control. In order to better help these asthmatics, researchers now categorize them under a special asthma ...
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MacGyver-like Doctor Saves Asthmatic Child

Set the scene: an asthmatic toddler is having an asthma attack aboard a transatlantic flight from Spain to the U.S. The parents realize they had accidentally packed his asthma supplies in their checked luggage. What are they to do? Thankfully a MacGy...
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Understanding ‘End Stage COPD’

Doctors may define End Stage COPD differently. Use this guide to help navigate through diagnosis, and what it means for you or a loved one.
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Links Between Testosterone and Asthma

Even though asthma was first described over 2,500 years ago, why some people develop it, and why some have it worse than others, remains a mystery. Yet by observing trends between male and female asthmatics, researchers now suspect a link between ast...
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