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Full Speed Ahead—With Asthma
In spite of his chronic respiratory condition, racecar driver James Roe, Jr. has risen to the top of his sport.
How to Manage Your Child’s Asthma—and What to Do in an Emergency
After the news that a Broadway actress died from an asthma attack at the age of 13, it’s time for a refresher on how to keep your child with asthma safe.
Sneaky Reasons Your Asthma Is Acting up During Quarantine
From hidden dust bunnies to backyard grilling, here’s why your wheezing symptoms might seem worse…at home.
Inhaler Devices for Asthma: Part 2
Read Part I of this series here Inhaler devices for asthma treatment In this second entry of this two part-series, I would like to review devices that help optimize delivery of inhaled medications to the lungs from metered dose inhalers (MDIs), inclu...
"Wet Noodle" Approach for Asthma Attacks: How It Works
See the accompanying comic strip Some people have asthma for so long that it’s just a normal part of life, another thing to deal with. They can be having the worst asthma attack and no one but those with a trained “asthma eye” will ever know. They st...
Do Corticosteroids for Asthma Stunt a Child's Growth?
So, your son or daughter has been diagnosed with asthma, and his or her doctor has prescribed systemic glucocorticosteroids (GC) like prednisone, and long-term inhaled GCs like Flovent or Pulmicort. Your concern is: Will this stunt my child’s growth? ...
Medical Problems that Occur When Asthma Is Untreated
It’s said a gallant asthmatics can live a normal, active life. Yet what happens to the goofus asthmatic who doesn’t treat his asthma? The truth is, many goofus asthmatics are lucky and are able to escape without asthma trouble, yet far too often they ...
How to Keep Strong Smells from Triggering Your Asthma
Do strong smells bother your asthma? If so you are not alone, and you are not weird, and it’s not all in your head. In fact, a study from the University of West Georgia found that as many as 30 percent of Americans have a sensitivity to strong smells...