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Inhaled Asthma and COPD Meds Raise Lung Infection Risk

Inhaled steroids to treat asthma, COPD, or another breathing problem increase the risk for nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) lung infections.

By Diane Domina

How Severe Asthma Differs for Women

Research shows that the severity of asthma, including hospitalizations and mortality, are higher for women than men.

By Stephanie Stephens

How to Prepare for Flying With Asthma

When you’re flying with asthma you should know these TSA guidelines for medication and avoid certain airport-related asthma triggers.

By Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

8 Questions Doctors Hear About Severe Asthma

A pulmonologist answers the most popular concerns he hears from patients about how to treat severe asthma.

By Stephanie Stephens

How Much Do You Know About Severe Asthma?

Severe asthma is more difficult to control and causes more symptoms and attacks than other types.

By Stephanie Stephens

Non-smoking Asthmatics Have Emphysema Risk

Severe asthma can cause emphysema in people even if they have never smoked. Learn how these conditions affect the lungs, airways, and ultimately, the ability to breath.

By Eli Hendel, M.D.

Yes, You Can Exercise With Asthma

Use these tips for getting better exercise while managing asthma to help you to stay healthy and keep moving.

By Stephanie Stephens

Xolair Update: Six months later

Survey says — Xolair appears to be working its magic six months later.

By Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

Top 10 Triggers for Asthma in the Summer

Knowing the asthma changes to watch for can prevent a bummer of a summer.

By Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

Asthma & Pregnancy: What to Know

If you are a woman with asthma and you are thinking of getting pregnant or if you have just learned that you are expecting a baby, try not to worry.

By Kathi MacNaughton