Asthma

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Understanding Eosinophils: The White Blood Cell Quiet Giants

Eosinophils are associated with so many different conditions. Learn how this type of white blood cell has become a crucial marker in medicine.

By Eli Hendel, M.D.

Nasal Brushing: An Emerging Asthma Diagnostic Technique

Nasal brush tests may help diagnose asthma by identifying a specific set of genes. Read about the research behind this test and how it may affect future treatments.

By Eli Hendel, M.D.

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.

Finding Work-Life Balance With Severe Asthma

Severe asthma can make work-life balance difficult to manage. Use these tips to help you maintain your health while working a full-time job.

By Lauren Arcuri

Thunderstorm Asthma: How Weather Can Affect Allergens

Have you ever wondered if your asthma may be extremely sensitive to weather changes like thunderstorms? Learn how storms are tied to allergens in the air.

By Eli Hendel, M.D.

Signs You Need to go to the ER for a Severe Asthma Attack

Asthma attacks sometimes require emergency medical care. Learn about these important signs that indicate you should visit an ER instead of waiting.

By Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

Starting New Asthma Medications: What to Expect

Learn about the challenges of starting new asthma medications. Use these tips to help you develop your long-term management plan with guidance from your doctor.

By Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

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.

What to do When Your Asthma Medication is Discontinued

I took many asthma medications as a child that are no longer offered. Should I be concerned as to why they’re no longer offered? What could any long-term side effects be?

By Ask HealthCentral