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How Is Severe Asthma Diagnosed?

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

By Stephanie Stephens

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?

By Stephanie Stephens

Minorities Need Better Lung Cancer Screening

National lung cancer screening guidelines may not be sufficient for minorities and other people in underrepresented communities, researchers say.

By Diane Domina

What is Valley Fever?

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

By Eli Hendel, M.D.

Asthma Trends: Higher Costs, More Serious Hospitalizations

Patients are more likely to visit an emergency department because of the high cost of medicine and doctor visits to treat asthma. Here’s what researchers found.

By Eli Hendel, M.D.

How Much Do You Really Know About Allergies?

Take our quiz and test your knowledge about the cause and treatment of allergies.

By The HealthCentral Editorial Team

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.

By Sue Byrne

What Is COPD?

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

By HealthAfter50

What Is a Bronchoscopy?

Bronchoscopy is an examination that allows your doctor to view the airways of your lungs and take samples of mucus or tissue from them.

By HealthAfter50

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.

By HealthAfter50