Asthma

Find the latest stories, news, and expert advice about asthma, including medical research on symptoms, treatment, and prevention.

Bridging the Gap: Asthma

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Why Is Asthma Worse in African Americans?

Racial disparities in asthma prevalence and severity can be attributed to socioeconomic and environmental risks, rather than to genetic or biologic factors.

By Diane Domina

Stressed with Asthma? You're Not Alone

Severe asthma doesn't just affect your lung and respiratory health. It can really affect your mental health and other aspects of life.

By Eli Hendel, M.D.

Extra Weight May Raise Kids' Asthma Risk

Could ending childhood obesity reduce rates of childhood asthma? Research from the Nemours Children’s Health System suggests that it could.

By Lara DeSanto

Do HEPA Filters Help With Asthma Symptoms?

You can’t control weather, winds, vegetation, large fires, or other air quality issues that occur outside. Learn how air filters can help you breathe better.

By Eli Hendel, M.D.

Asthma: A Diet High in Fish May Boost Lung Function

Children with asthma who eat a Mediterranean-style diet that includes fish like salmon and trout have better lung function and fewer breathing problems.

By Diane Domina

The Unique Link Between Obesity and Asthma Risk

How does obesity affect the progression of asthma? Asthmatics who are also diagnosed with obesity are in a unique situation that poses a different set of risks.

By Eli Hendel, M.D.

Does Asthma Increase Childhood Obesity Risk?

The common belief is that obesity increases asthma risk in children, but it may be the other way around: Cildren with asthma may have a higher obesity risk.

By Diane Domina

Maybe You Can Keep Your Pet Even if You Have Asthma

Once asthma treatment guidelines are implemented, environmental exposure to pets or secondhand smoke is not a significant factor in asthma control.

By Diane Domina

Children and Secondhand Smoke Risks Decades After Exposure

Secondhand smoke exposure during childhood is linked to increase risk of COPD later in life. Learn about the risks of early exposure to smoke.

By Eli Hendel, M.D.

Childhood Asthma May Be Linked to Adult Anxiety

Researchers at Penn State conducted a study to learn more about the association between child asthma and the risk for developing anxiety in adulthood.

By Diane Domina