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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

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.

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

Thriving With Asthma in Pregnancy

Learn about the risks of uncontrolled asthma during pregnancy the effects it can have on your baby. Find out how medications and treatment can affect pregnancy and breastfeeding.

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

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.

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

Asthmatics at Higher Risk for Developing Shingles

Shingles is a viral infection that causes an excruciatingly painful rash. The virus is caused by the varicella-zoster virus - the same virus that causes chicken pox.

By Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

Do Sugary Sodas During Pregnancy Lead to Childhood Asthma?

Drinking soda during pregnancy can lead to your child developing asthma during their elementary-school years.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

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

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