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How Is Severe Asthma Diagnosed?

Poor treatment adherence and persistent triggers are often the most common causes of severe asthma.

Concerned young man.

Diagnosed With Severe Asthma: Now What?

You’ll likely have a slew of questions like, what makes it severe, how is it treated differently, and where can I find support?

Valley fever, diagnosis.

What is Valley Fever?

Learn more about valley fever, a strange and rare fungal infection of the lungs.

Mother helping sick daughter blow her nose.

Is It a Cold or the Flu?

When you’re suffering from nasal congestion and fatigue, it can be tough to determine whether you have an ordinary cold or something more serious like the flu.

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What Is COPD?

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease develops slowly. Symptoms include wheezing, a chronic cough with phlegm, and shortness of breath.

What Is Interstitial Lung Disease?

What Is Interstitial Lung Disease?

Interstitial lung disease refers to a group of more than 200 chronic disorders in which lung tissue is damaged and the walls of the air sacs become inflamed.

Household Dust Can Be a Health Hazard

Household Dust Can Be a Health Hazard

Household dust may be exposing you to a host of potentially toxic chemicals from products you use every day. Here’s how to stay safe.

What Is a Pulmonary Embolism?

What Is a Pulmonary Embolism?

A pulmonary embolism is a blockage caused by a clot in an arteries leading to the lungs, usually originating in a deep vein in the legs, arms, or pelvis.

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What Is Pneumonia?

If you’re over 65, you’re at increased risk for this potentially fatal respiratory illness.

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Pneumonia Treatment: What You Need to Know

Treatment options for pneumonia depend on which type you have.