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Child with asthma in the hospital with mother.

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.

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.
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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
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
Concerned young man.

Diagnosed With Severe Asthma: Now What?

You’ll likely have a slew of questions like, what makes it severe, how is it treated differently, and where can I find support?

By Stephanie Stephens
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What Causes Asthma Attacks?

Asthma attacks can be caused by many different factors including weather and stress. Learn to identify and avoid these triggers to help prevent asthma attacks.

By Lauren Arcuri
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.
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2018 Asthma Capitals of America

Can your location increase your risk for asthma attack? Check out the 2018 Asthma Capitals list to see if your city is good or bad for your asthma.

By Stephanie Stephens
Woman swimming in an indoor pool.

5 Tips for Staying on Top of Asthma

Here are five of my favorite tips for dealing with asthma so that you’ll have a healthier year ahead.

By Jennifer Mitchell Wilson