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Silver Lining
September 01, 2020

One Pandemic Silver Lining: Fewer Severe Asthma Attacks in Kids

After stay-at-home orders were issued this spring because of COVID-19, doctors at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia noticed a dramatic drop in the number of patients who were being admitted for asthma emergencies or seeing their doctors for outpatient visits. In a new study, doctors there noted the drops were significant: the hospital and its care…

Silver Lining
MD Spiro Asthma Older Male
August 11, 2020

Older, Male Asthmatics at Greater COVID-19 Severity Risk

New findings suggest differing chronic lung diseases are associated with varying risk factors among COVID-19 patients. A pre-print article from a team of investigators at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School highlight the important of distinguishing asthma from chronic pulmonary conditions in interpreting patient risks due to coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19). The findings, which…

MD Spiro Asthma Older Male
Quit Smoking During Covid Highest in Decade
July 27, 2020

Coronavirus: Smokers Quit in Highest Numbers in a Decade

More than one million people have given up smoking since the Covid-19 pandemic hit, a survey for charity Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) suggests. Of those who had quit in the previous four months, 41% said it was in direct response to coronavirus. Separately, University College London (UCL) found more people quit smoking in…

Quit Smoking During Covid Highest in Decade
Blog Covid Asthma
July 14, 2020

Non-allergic Asthma Linked With Increased Risk of Severe COVID-19

However, study finds allergic asthma did not significantly increase the risk of severe illness. Adults with asthma who became infected with the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 were at higher risk of developing severe illness compared with adults who did not have asthma, according to a new study led by researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School…

Blog Covid Asthma
COVID-19 Blood Test
June 13, 2020

COPD, Smoking Increase Death Risk in COVID-19 Patients, Study Says

Smokers and people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are more likely to develop severe complications and die from COVID-19 infections than infected patients who do not smoke or have COPD, a recent meta-analysis shows. This research, however, suggests that the prevalence of COPD patients and smokers among those infected is low. The study, “Prevalence,…

COVID-19 Blood Test
Quitting Smoking During Pandemic
May 18, 2020

Quitting Smoking in the Middle of Pandemic

In this worldwide pandemic, there is nothing more important than protecting your patients from COVID-19, the highly infectious virus that targets the lungs. Smoking increases the risk of COVID-19 related complications due to decreased lung function. This means those who smoke are more susceptible to contracting a more severe case of COVID-19, and have higher…

Quitting Smoking During Pandemic
What You Need to Know About the Coronavirus
March 03, 2020

What You Need to Know About the Coronavirus

What began with a handful of mysterious illnesses in a vast central China city has traveled the world, jumping from animals to humans and from obscurity to international headlines. First detected on the last day of 2019, the novel coronavirus has infected tens of thousands of people — within China’s borders and beyond them — and has…

What You Need to Know About the Coronavirus