Kathi  MacNaughton

Kathi MacNaughton, Health Professional

Kathi is an experienced consumer health education writer, with a prior career in nursing that spanned more than 30 years — much of it in the field of home health care. Over the past 15 years, she’s been an avid contributor for a number of consumer health websites, specializing in asthma, allergy, and COPD. She writes not only as a healthcare professional, but also as a lifelong sufferer of severe allergies and mild asthma, and as a caregiver for her mother with COPD.

Identifying Unusual Allergic Asthma Triggers

The foundation to controlling allergic asthma is to identify the things that you are sensitive to, known as triggers, and then doing your best to eliminate them from your environment. Common Allergic Asthma Triggers Most anyone who has had asthma for ...
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Cedar Fever - It's Already Tree Pollen Season in the South

If you are still experiencing winter weather where you live, you may be wondering why I am posting about tree pollen allergies and cedar fever in February. The truth is, in some areas, tree pollen levels are already in full swing. You see, certain ce...
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Pulse Oximetry Monitoring - Do You Need It?

Pulse oximetry monitoring is now a staple in the management of respiratory health in COPD patients. A portable device first used in health care settings, it is now available to the layperson for home use. I still remember the first time I saw one of ...
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Pulmonary Rehab for COPD - Are You a Candidate?

Pulmonary rehab is highly recommended for any person who has at least Level 2 COPD. I learned that years ago, when I was actively working as a nurse. However, when my mother was diagnosed with COPD a few years back, not one of the doctors who cared f...
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