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Maybe You Can Keep Your Pet Even if You Have Asthma

Once asthma treatment guidelines are implemented, environmental exposure to pets or secondhand smoke is not a significant factor in asthma control.

By Diane Domina

Women With Asthma at Risk for COPD: Reducing Overlap Syndrome

Did you know that asthma and COPD symptoms can overlap? Learn ways to reduce your risks of developing COPD if you already have asthma.

By Eli Hendel, M.D.

Severe Asthma Symptoms From Car Exhaust May Have a Genetic Link

People with asthma who have specific genetic profiles experience more severe symptoms when they’re exposed to air pollution, say researchers.

By Diane Domina

Is It Asthma or Something Else?

Asthma doesn't always respond to conventional therapies. Should it be treated as severe asthma or could it be caused by something else?

By Eli Hendel, M.D.

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

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.

By John Bottrell

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

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.

By Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

Dry Drowning: What to Know After You Leave the Water

Though rare, dry drowning can occur up to 24 hours after you leave the pool, ocean, or even the bathtub. Learn about its cause and prevention.

By Eli Hendel, M.D.

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.

By Deborah Kaplan