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Living With

An Apple a Day May Keep COPD Away

Research shows that loading up on antioxidants such as apples, tomatoes, and Vitamin C can repair lung damage caused by smoking, and slow decline for those with COPD.

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Nutrition

The Best and Worst Foods for Severe Asthma

Learn more about the foods that might be triggering your severe asthma.

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Winter

Enjoying Winter Fun, Even With Asthma

Frigid and dry winter air, plus cold and flu season, make winter fun challenging, but not impossible. Learn ways you can prevent asthma symptoms during winter.

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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.

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Travel

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.

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Doctor & Patient

8 Questions Doctors Hear About Severe Asthma

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

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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.

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Diagnosis

How Is Severe Asthma Diagnosed?

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

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Diagnosis

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?

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Here's Why Humidity and Cold Air Trigger Asthma

Every asthmatic should be aware that both humidity and cold air are two very common asthma triggers. So why is this? And what can you do about it?