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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How To Spot a Bronchodilatoraholic

Are you worried about overusing your inhaler? Read about some of the signs that show someone is overly dependent on their rescue inhaler.

By John Bottrell

5 Tips for Assessing Your Asthma Symptoms

Learn how to assess your asthma symptoms to help you decide when you should call your doctor or when you should decide to go to the emergency room.

By John Bottrell

Over 40 Percent of Women With Asthma Develop COPD

About four in ten women who have asthma eventually develop chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, a condition known as asthma and COPD overlap syndrome, ACOS.

By Diane Domina

The Top 10 Asthma Medicines

These top asthma medications have proved invaluable in treating asthma over the years. Learn more about how these medicines have shaped asthma care.

By John Bottrell

Here's Why Humidity and Cold Air Trigger Asthma

Every asthmatic should be aware that both humidity and cold air are two very common asthma triggers. So why is this? And what can you do about it?

By John Bottrell

Top Asthma Research Studies: What Can They Tell Us?

Learn more about the top asthma research studies that have helped improve treatment and our understanding of the causes and triggers of asthma.

By Lauren Arcuri

Should You Use Expired Asthma Medications?

Happen to come across one of your lost inhalers or expired pills? When is it time to bite the bullet and swap out your old medications?

By John Bottrell

Understanding Eosinophils: The White Blood Cell Quiet Giants

Eosinophils are associated with so many different conditions. Learn how this type of white blood cell has become a crucial marker in medicine.

By Eli Hendel, M.D.

Nasal Brushing: An Emerging Asthma Diagnostic Technique

Nasal brush tests may help diagnose asthma by identifying a specific set of genes. Read about the research behind this test and how it may affect future treatments.

By Eli Hendel, M.D.

Secondhand Marijuana Smoke a Danger to Kids

Secondhand marijuana smoke exposure may be more dangerous previously thought, especially for children living in close quarters with smokers.

By Eli Hendel, M.D.