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Seasonal allergies are very common and are becoming more common every year. Current estimates show that up to 30 percent of adults and up to 40 percent of children suffer from the condition, and over a third of those who suffer with allergies also have asthma. These numbers are stunning, especially when one considers that […]

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Statistically speaking, women are much more likely to be affected by asthma than men. The problem, however, is even worse than originally thought. A new study has been conducted among acute asthma patients, which shows that not only are women more likely to have the disease, they are more likely to be hospitalized during emergency […]

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With Asthma affecting nearly 26 million Americans every year, and several different types of chronic and acute asthma out there, the disease is an epidemic. Treatments for people who suffer with asthma are broad and varied, but many people rely on classic inhalers, bronchodilators, and nebulizers. These devices, often combined with oral medications, are excellent […]

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May is asthma awareness month. Asthma is a chronic disease that has no known cure and affects nearly 23 million Americans every year. It is a very common ailment that accounts for more than 2 million visits to the emergency room and over 14 million trips to the doctor’s office annually. Among children, it is […]

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Some people may notice during exercise that they have sudden trouble breathing. After a bout of strenuous cardio or intense physical exercise, it can feel like their lungs are seizing up and they have to gasp for air. This condition is known as “exercise induced asthma,” more formally “exercise-induced bronchoconstriction” or EIB for short. EIB […]

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This season is shaping up to be one of the worst flu seasons in history. Flu vaccines have not been nearly as effective this year due to a mutation in the most common strain of the flu. This has led many people to forego getting the vaccine. Since fewer people are getting vaccinated, the illness […]

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Winter weather can be particularly harsh on cars. During the cold months, people across the country sit in their idling cars, waiting on the engine to warm up. Many people believe that a car needs to run for about five minutes before they can take off on their morning commutes. It is a little-known fact, […]

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Asthma is a major concern for children and infants. Roughly 7 million kids in the United States are afflicted with asthma, which can manifest at any age, though most children show symptoms before their sixth year of age. The ailment is increasing at an alarming rate, and doctors are as yet at a loss to […]

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Everyone knows that diet and nutrition are essential to a healthy lifestyle. In recent years, however, the importance of eating right is becoming evident not only in maintaining wellness, but as a treatment for many chronic illnesses. Among those illnesses that can be treated with diet is asthma. Maintaining a diet with certain healthy aspects […]

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Childhood asthma is a growing problem, especially among kids in urban environments. While the causes of this epidemic are being actively researched, treatments have recently come to light. Obstructive Sleep Apnea, or OSA, has been shown to be associated with many respiratory issues, including snoring and asthma. Recent research has shown that surgery used to […]

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