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Treating Severe Asthma: It’s Personal
With asthma you may feel like control is out of reach. It can be frustrating to suffer from asthma symptoms such as chest tightness, shortness of breath, coughing and wheezing, even though you are using your quick-relief inhaler as prescribed and long-term controller medication daily.
Pneumonia and Asthma…Why Should I Worry?
Management of your asthma may vary slightly from another person depending on the type of asthma you have. Understanding pneumonia, how people with asthma have an increased risk for developing pneumonia, and how to prevent getting pneumonia are important aspects of managing your asthma.
Uncontrolled Asthma vs. Severe Asthma: How to Get the Right Diagnosis
More than 25 million Americans struggle with asthma, a chronic condition that makes breathing difficult. Many times, regular flare-ups can be treated with a combination of quick-relief and controller medications. Unfortunately, this may not be enough to get your symptoms under control.
Getting Up Close and Personal with Radon
After listing our home for sale, we received an offer, contingent upon a radon test and a mitigation system, if the level tested too high. I thought nothing of it since I had tested my home three years prior.
Asthma and Indoor Air
A new season can bring a whole new collection of asthma triggers. Here are some simple tips to help keep your asthma under control during the winter.
2019 Highlights in Lung Health
As the year comes to an end and we reflect on 2019, it’s clear that this was a record year for the American Lung Association and all who support our mission.
How to Protect Yourself from the Second Leading Cause of Lung Cancer
It is a common misconception that only people who smoked are at risk for lung cancer. The truth is there are a variety of things that can cause damage to your lungs and may eventually lead to lung cancer. In fact, the second leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S., responsible for an estimated 21,000 related lung cancer deaths each year, has nothing to do with tobacco but is instead a toxic gas in the air.
Flu Shots for Pregnant Women: It’s Not Just Safe, It’s Necessary
It is flu season, and a recent report suggests that one of the highest risk groups has been neglecting to get this vital vaccine. According to the CDC, pregnant women are more likely to develop severe illness or become hospitalized from contracting influenza.
How a Car Accident Saved My Life: Why you should sign up for healthcare today
This year’s open enrollment period to purchase private health insurance through Healthcare.gov has begun. This means that now through December 15, many Americans who buy coverage on the individual market or are uninsured will be struggling to make important decisions about their insurance needs.
Asthma Training Breathes New Life into Kansas City Pediatric Clinic
Through the Enhancing Care for Children with Asthma Program, this pediatrician and her staff are now better able to coach patients on asthma care and sticking to their treatment plan.
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