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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.

By Lara DeSanto
Young woman using an inhaler for asthma.

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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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
Passengers in line at airport security.

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 Wilson
Patient talking to doctor about asthma

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
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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
Doctor explaining mechanics of the lungs on an anatomical model.

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.
Woman using an inhaler on a hike.

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
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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 Wilson