Asthma

Find the latest stories, news, and expert advice about asthma, including medical research on symptoms, treatment, and prevention.

Bridging the Gap: Asthma

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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.

Why Can't I Get the Asthma Inhaler I Need?

Discuss your choices of asthma medications with your doctor. Weigh the convenience and cost and make an informed decision.

By Eli Hendel, M.D.

Primatene Mist Inhaler Available Again

The original Primatene MIST, a go-to over-the counter inhaler for many people suffering with asthma, was taken off the market in 2011.

By Eli Hendel, M.D.

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

Stressed with Asthma? You're Not Alone

Severe asthma doesn't just affect your lung and respiratory health. It can really affect your mental health and other aspects of life.

By Eli Hendel, M.D.

Obesity May Raise Kids' Asthma Risk

Could reducing childhood obesity also help reduce rates of childhood asthma? These researchers say it could.

By Lara DeSanto

Do HEPA Filters Help With Asthma Symptoms?

You can’t control weather, winds, vegetation, large fires, or other air quality issues that occur outside. Learn how air filters can help you breathe better.

By Eli Hendel, M.D.

Asthma: A Diet High in Fish May Boost Lung Function

Children with asthma who eat a Mediterranean-style diet that includes fish like salmon and trout have better lung function and fewer breathing problems.

By Diane Domina

The Link Between Obesity and Asthma

Obesity could increase your risk of asthma because of changes in your respiratory muscles and other related conditions, according to this study.

By Eli Hendel, M.D.

Does Asthma Increase Childhood Obesity Risk?

The common belief is that obesity increases asthma risk in children, but it may be the other way around: Cildren with asthma may have a higher obesity risk.

By Diane Domina