Asthma

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How Severe Asthma Differs for Women

by Stephanie Stephens

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How Much Do You Know About Severe Asthma?

This quiz will help you see if you know the difference between uncontrolled asthma and severe asthma.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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...

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"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...

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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? ...

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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 ...