Asthma

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Adult-onset Asthma May Herald Heart Consequences

A 2016 study published in The Journal of the American Heart Association suggests that individuals who develop asthma later in life are at higher risk of also developing heart disease or having a stroke. **Before we get into the details of the study, ...

By Eli Hendel, M.D.

Why Issues Continue for 9/11 Firefighters

There were massive amounts of respirable particulate matter in the air that day.

By Eli Hendel, M.D.

Xolair Injections May Help Patients With Allergic Asthma

Injections may be a helpful add-on treatment for certain people with severe allergic asthma. Learn more about how it works, how much it costs, and some of the potential side effects.

By Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

Is Your Home Making Your Asthma Worse?

If you have asthma, it can seem as if the entire world is one big trigger. When that trigger comes from your home, it can make asthma control difficult–if not impossible–to achieve. Identifying and eliminating triggers in your home can help those wit...

By Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

Fevipiprand: The Newest Asthma Medication

Asthma is a condition that causes symptoms of shortness of breath due to sudden narrowing of the opening of the airways. Other asthma symptoms include wheezing, chest tightness and coughing. An estimated 39.5 million people in the U.S. suffer with as...

By Eli Hendel, M.D.

Sarah Silverman's Wake-Up Call

In July 2016 the comediane Sarah Silverman suffered a medical scare that took her to the emergency room, where she was intubated and placed on a ventilator.

By Eli Hendel, M.D.

Pediatric Asthma: Preventing Caregiver Burnout

Caring for anyone with a chronic illness can be difficult. When you are the parent to a child with a chronic illness, that burden falls even more squarely on your shoulders. Most children can’t yet express everything they are feeling or care for them...

By Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

At Home Tests for Asthma Control

If you have asthma or are a caregiver for someone with asthma, use these simple at home tests that can help you know when to seek professional help.

By Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

Long Term Dangers of Air Pollution

Air pollution is everywhere. When it’s elevated, it can challenge even the healthiest individuals.

By Eli Hendel, M.D.

Pediatric Asthma: Treating Your Children Correctly

Whether your child has recently been diagnosed with asthma or you have been dealing with it for years, there is always a learning curve when it comes to asthma management. Also, many children with asthma are on multiple medications as part of their o...

By Jennifer Mitchell Rackley