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Asthma

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

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Bridging the Gap: Asthma

"Dr. Kravitz listened to what I was saying...It was a team approach."

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Doctor & Patient

8 Questions Doctors Hear About Severe Asthma

By Stephanie Stephens
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Living With

How Severe Asthma Differs for Women

By Stephanie Stephens
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How Much Do You Know About Severe Asthma?

By Stephanie Stephens

The Latest

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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.

By Sarah Ellis
Young girl using asthma inhaler.
Inhalers

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.

By Lara DeSanto
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Inhalers

Why Can't I Get the Asthma Inhaler I Need?

Discuss your choices of asthma medications with your doctor. Weigh the convenience and cost and make an informed decision.

By Eli Hendel, M.D.
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Traffic Pollution Causes Millions of Asthma Cases in Kids

Asthma in kids is a huge problem — and a new study nailed down just how much traffic-related pollution is to blame.

By Lara DeSanto
Child with asthma in the hospital with mother.
Treatment

This Basic Mistake Is Causing Kids With Asthma To Be Hospitalized

Millions of children in the U.S. have the breathing disorder — and a new study revealed dangerous gaffes with their inhaler technique.

By Lara DeSanto
Nurse checking a hospitalized patient's breathing.
Risk Factors

Racial Disparities in Asthma Risk and Outcomes

Despite great progress in the diagnosis and treatment of asthma, there seems to be a divide between black and white patients' access to care.

By Eli Hendel, M.D.
Primatene Mist.
Medication

Primatene Mist Inhaler Available Again

The original Primatene MIST, a go-to over-the counter inhaler for many people suffering with asthma, was taken off the market in 2011.

By Eli Hendel, M.D.
Young woman using an inhaler for asthma.
Symptoms

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
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Living With

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.
Woman enjoying life with asthma under control.
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6 Things That Help Me Control My Asthma Better

Asthma control can be improved with lifestyle changes and possibly some complementary therapies. Learn more simple ways that might help you manage your asthma.

By Marisa Zeppieri-Caruana