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Lungs on COPD

This Is Your Lungs on COPD

Here’s exactly how this chronic disease impacts your lungs, plus how doctors determine the severity to provide the best treatment possible.

By Amy Marturana Winderl
Young girl using asthma inhaler.

How to Manage Your Child’s Asthma—and What to Do in an Emergency

After the news that a Broadway actress died from an asthma attack at the age of 13, it’s time for a refresher on how to keep your child with asthma safe.

By Lara DeSanto
Middle age woman stretching in an outdoor exercise class.

Catching Your Breath With Lung Cancer

A common side effect of lung cancer is shortness of breath, which can be uncomfortable and even frightening. Here are some ways to manage the challenge.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.
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How Severe Asthma Differs for Women

Research shows that the severity of asthma, including hospitalizations and mortality, are higher for women than men.

By Stephanie Stephens
Passengers in line at airport security.

How to Prepare for Flying With Asthma

When you’re flying with asthma you should know these TSA guidelines for medication and avoid certain airport-related asthma triggers.

By Jennifer Mitchell Wilson
Patient talking to doctor about asthma

8 Questions Doctors Hear About Severe Asthma

A pulmonologist answers the most popular concerns he hears from patients about how to treat severe asthma.

By Stephanie Stephens
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How Much Do You Know About Severe Asthma?

Severe asthma is more difficult to control and causes more symptoms and attacks than other types.

By Stephanie Stephens
U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, 2016 Republican presidential candidate, during a pre-caucus rally at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa on Monday, Feb. 1, 2016.

How Sen. Rand Paul’s Chest Trauma is Affecting His Lungs

How a simple blow to the chest can result in a serious diagnosis.

By Eli Hendel, M.D.
Radiotherapy for Lung Cancer That Has Spread to the Brain

This May Not Work After Lung Cancer Spreads

Does radiation therapy help after lung cancer spreads to the brain? This research says it does very little.

By Deborah Kaplan
Women With Lung Disorders at Higher Osteoporosis Risk

Women With Lung Disorders at Higher Osteoporosis Risk

Postmenopausal women with a chronic lung disorder, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or asthma, may be at higher risk for osteoporosis of the hip.

By Deborah Kaplan