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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

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 Rackley

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

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

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.

Xolair Update: Six months later

Survey says — Xolair appears to be working its magic six months later.

By Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

Living with COPD: Newsman Ted Koppel's Wife, Grace Shares

How pulmonary rehabilitation has given Grace Koppel many more years to live than expected.

By Eli Hendel, M.D.

Are Inhaled Steroids Risky for COPD Patients?

COPD patients commonly use inhaled corticosteroids on a regular basis for maintenance of their condition. Here are the latest guidelines for their safe use.

By Eli Hendel, M.D.

Radiotherapy for Lung Cancer That Has Spread to the Brain

Does radiation therapy provide additional benefit for lung cancer metastases to the brain? Here’s what the latest research has found.

By Deborah Kaplan

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