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The Air Pollution INSIDE Your Home May Rival That of a Major City's

Keeping your house clean can actually make the air dirtier, say researchers. In fact, cooking and cleaning can lead to air pollution similar to a major city.

By Diane Domina

Wood Smoke and Your Lungs: Your Gender Matters

The respiratory effects of wood smoke vary in men and women, according to a study, but these differences aren’t clear when data is combined.

By Diane Domina

Respiratory Illnesses Linked to Cooking With Wood or Coal

People who live in homes where wood, coal, and other solid fuels are burned to cook food are at increased risk for serious respiratory problems.

By Diane Domina

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

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

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

Secondhand Marijuana Smoke a Danger to Kids

Secondhand marijuana smoke exposure may be more dangerous previously thought, especially for children living in close quarters with smokers.

By Eli Hendel, M.D.

Dangers of Vaping: What You Need to Know

E-cigarettes, or vaporizers, are increasingly popular with young people. Learn about the dangers of vaping, including exposure to toxic metals and acute respiratory illness.

By Eli Hendel, M.D.