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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.

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Is It Asthma or Something Else?

If you have asthma that doesn't respond to conventional therapies, it could be because one of these conditions is the root cause of your breathing troubles.

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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.

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5 Tips for Assessing Your Asthma Symptoms

Learn how to assess your asthma symptoms to help you decide when you should call your doctor or when you should decide to go to the emergency room.

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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.

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Do You Know What’s Triggering Your Asthma Attack?

Many things that can set off an asthma attack. Here’s how to figure out what’s causing the problem and how to get the right treatment.

What Is a Spirometry Test?

What Is a Spirometry Test?

A spirometry test measures how much air flows in and out of your lungs and can be used to confirm whether you have asthma or another disease.

Asthma facts on tablets with stethoscope.

Interesting Asthma Facts You Should Know

In honor of asthma and allergy awareness month, here are 15 asthma facts I learned from the book 'Fatal Asthma.'