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March 05, 2014

What are the risks of asthma in boys?

According to a September, 2012 report by the American Lung Association (ALA), 7.1 million children had asthma in 2011, with the prevalence being between the ages of 5-11.  The report additionally showed that boys were 16% more likely to develop asthma than girls.  Why is that and what does it mean for parents and practitioners,…

March 01, 2014

Early Intervention Lowers Asthma in Pregnant Women

In an original study at Monash University, Australia, for Multidisciplinary Approach to Management of Maternal Asthma (MAMMA), it was found that early intervention to better manage the asthmatic condition in a pregnant women can statistically and clinically control their asthma.   Intervening through monthly asthma education, monitoring, feedback, and follow-up helped yield better asthma control…

February 23, 2014

Spirometry is Good Business

Spirometry is the gold standard for the diagnosis and management of both Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD).  The earlier you detect the disease and its state; the easier and faster you can treat your patients.   Spirometry is good medicine.  The patients you see every day in your office can be correctly diagnosed…

February 15, 2014

Early Diagnosis of COPD Can Make a Huge Difference

Hundreds of thousands of Americans are diagnosed with COPD, but experts believe that the actual number of people affected with this disease is double the official figure reported.    COPD or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is a serious lung disease that blocks the airway and can cause extensive damage to the organ.    Most people…

February 08, 2014

Safe Exercises for the Asthmatic Patient

Safe Exercises for the Asthmatic Patient   One of the goals of asthma treatment is to help maintain a healthy lifestyle.  Getting your body in shape and keeping it that way can happen even if you are an asthmatic.  It is important that your patients are getting the right amount and type of exercise to…

January 26, 2014

Study: Children & Secondhand Smoke Exposure

Study: Secondhand smoke exposure increases readmission of children with asthma to hospitals A new study, published in the journal Pediatrics, raises the possibility that measuring tobacco exposure could be used in the clinical practice to target smoking cessation efforts and reduce the likelihood of future hospital admissions.   Researchers at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center…

January 20, 2014

Take Care of Your Asthma

When you have asthma, the flu and cold season is more worrisome than for those without suffering with asthma.  Viral illnesses can worsen asthma symptoms and the flu can also cause severe lower respiratory infections in asthmatics.  This is because people with asthma have swollen or sensitive airways, and influenza can cause further inflammation of…

June 06, 2013

Health Tip: is your asthma getting worse?

(HealthDay News) — Taking medications as prescribed and avoiding triggers can help keep asthma under control, but you should look for warning signs that your asthma may be worsening.   The U.S. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute mentions these potential signs that asthma is getting worse:   Your symptoms become more severe or occur…