Asthma

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Can Maternal Fish Oil Supplementation Prevent Childhood Asthma?

Omega-3 consumption during pregnancy may play a role in preventing the development of asthma in the child.

By Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

Pet Danger: Secondhand and Thirdhand Smoke

If you smoke, you don’t want your spouse, child, close friends, or co-workers exposed to the dangers of the smoke produced when you light up. After all, this is your habit or addiction, not theirs. But did you know that not only can you expose your d...

By Eli Hendel, M.D.

One Downside to Being a Baker: Baker's Asthma

This specific type of asthma occurs in workers who spend significant amounts of time in the baking areas - exposed to flour dust.

By Eli Hendel, M.D.

Can Asthma and Allergies Make You More Likely to Get Sick?

In the 11 years that our family has been dealing with allergies and asthma, I have noticed an interesting phenomenon. It seems that our allergic kids are sick way more frequently than our child who does not have allergies or asthma. From our experien...

By Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

Can Hookworms Hold The Key To Future Asthma Treatments?

Credit: iStock According to the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 20 million people in the United States have asthma. For most people, asthma is kept in check through the use of maintenance medications and rescue medications. Unf...

By Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

How to Use an Inhaler Correctly

Do you know how to use an inhaler correctly? Ineffective technique is a common problem, even among adults who have long-standing COPD or asthma.

By HealthAfter50

The Prevalence of Asthma by Industry: Are You At Risk?

In a surprising state-by-state survey, researchers have now highlighted the top jobs that put a person at the highest risk for asthma. Could you be working at one?

By Eli Hendel, M.D.

Asthmatics With Migraines at 'Increased Risk' for Developing Chronic Migraine

There is arguably nothing worse than seeing your child in pain. Nothing. It is a frustrating and heart-wrenching feeling, especially when you are helpless to do anything about it. If you’ve been following my posts then you know that my twins both hav...

By Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

Can Tech Interventions Improve Asthma Care and Decrease Costs?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), asthma-related costs in the United States run more than $50 billion annually — with that number rising yearly. That leaves patients, hospitals, insurers, and employers all looking for ...

By Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

Asthma and Winter Weather

Some people with asthma find that their breathing issues flare up during the winter. Fortunately there are several things you can do to help limit breathing issues during this time of the year.

By Jennifer Mitchell Rackley