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A chronic cough is not to be taken lightly, especially when it lasts longer than eight weeks for adults, or four weeks for children. Chronic cough is usually a sign of an underlying condition. It is also the body’s way of telling you to promptly seek medical treatment while that condition is still treatable. Women […]

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For asthmatics, the winter season presents a whole other set of challenges. A cold blast of wintry air can trigger an attack. People tend to spend more time indoors in the colder months. This means more exposure to indoor triggers like dust mites, pet dander and smoke. According to the Asthma Foundation, implementing an “asthma plan […]

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Wheezing results from a narrowing of the airways due to inflammation or physical obstruction (such as a tumor or foreign object that was inhaled). When air passes through the narrowed airways, it produces a high-pitched whistling sound during breathing.

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A recent study conducted by Columbia University suggests a connection between prenatal exposure to household chemicals during pregnancy and increased risk for childhood asthma. The study showed that such exposure could increase childhood asthma risk by more than 70 percent in children between 5 and 11. The study focused on butyl benzyl phthalate (BBzP) and […]

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Breastfeeding is the best way to provide your baby with all the nutrients and vitamins he or she needs during their first six months of life. Breast milk also contains substances that will shield your baby from illness and certain diseases. Two new recent studies published in the journal Pediatrics have provided yet another reason […]

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With an early onset of a severe allergy season, we are seeing more complaints of chronic cough. You may not think allergies when you have a persistent cough, but it is a possibility, especially if your symptoms worsen in correlation to pollen counts. Here is a quick overview of three common causes of chronic cough: […]

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It is estimated that over 15 million people in the United States have asthma, a disease that affects the lungs. When you think of asthma, you probably think of childhood asthma, as it receives the most attention in the media. Despite the misconception, asthma can appear at any age, and adult onset asthma can appear […]

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In children, asthma is the leading cause of chronic illness. It is estimated that as much as 12 percent of children in the United States have asthma, and the numbers are steadily increasing each year. Experts suggest many causes for the rise in childhood asthma, including the decrease in mothers breastfeeding their infants, less exposure […]

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If you have asthma, there is a good chance that you also suffer from some type of sinus problems, as well. It makes sense, as the nasal passages carry air to the lungs, meaning that what goes on in the sinuses can have an effect on the lungs. When you add asthma to the mix, […]

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Asthma suffers in the UK appear to have found relief by spending quality time relaxing in a salt cave facility. In fact, salt cave therapy has become so popular in Russia and Poland that folks spend as a long as a week in the caves. According to Sofia Benke, co-founder of The Salt Cave, inhaling […]

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