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


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

10 Tips to Get Out of Inhaler Trouble

Having an asthma attack when you don’t have your inhaler handy? Learn more about different ways to keep yourself out of inhaler trouble.

By Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

Myths About Flu Shots and Asthma

A flu shot is of utmost importance to decrease the prevalence and severity of influenza (flu), but many myths persist about it and how it relates to asthma.

By Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

To Redefine Asthma Accurately

Many people at some point will have a respiratory event and will go to a clinic or urgent care center for evaluation. Typically, what may be found — wheezing sounds on the chest. The doctor will likely prescribe an antibiotic and an inhaler as treatm...

By Eli Hendel, M.D.

Hives Allergies or Asthma? These Orgs Can Help!

For anyone who develops hives, allergies, or asthma later in life, learning to manage the condition can be tricky. The following organizaions can help lead you in the right direction.

By Kristina Brooks

Scent Free Zones May Improve Health For Asthmatics

If you have asthma, allergies, or chemical sensitivities, you know all too well how perfume, lotions, candles, air fresheners, and other scented things can cause weeks of illness. I have two children with asthma and allergies, and we have run into th...

By Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

Can Vitamin D Reduce Asthma Attacks?

A review of studies published in September 2016 suggests that taking vitamin D supplements and maintaining specific levels of vitamin D may help to reduce severe asthma attacks. The Cochrane Review, a collaboration of an international network of rese...

By Eli Hendel, M.D.