Lungs, Breathing & Allergy Team

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Why You Should Start Treating Your Allergy Symptoms Now

Tags: allergies, lungs, seasonal allergies

Allergy season doesn't officially start until the end of March, but some parts of the country are already reaching for the tissue boxes. Planning ahead can help limit symptoms.


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How You Can Tell If You Need a Humidifier

Tags: allergy, asthma, humidity, shortness of breath, tips for winter weather, winter

Humidifiers improve indoor air quality, reducing lung and nose discomfort and alleviating asthma and allergies.


Cold Weather Can Give You Exercise-induced Asthma

Cold Weather Can Give You Exercise-induced Asthma

Tags: asthma, exercise, exercise-induced asthma, tips for winter weather, winter, winter sports

Most people with chronic asthma experience asthma symptoms when they exercise. But many people who never experience asthma symptoms also can experience the same chest-tightening and shortness of breath when they work out – especially in cold weather.


Is the Chlorine in Indoor Swimming Pools Hard on Your Lungs?

Is Chlorine in Indoor Swimming Pools Hard on Your Lungs?

Tags: allergies, asthma, chemicals, cough, pulmonologist, swimming, water, water safety

Chlorine, the most common swimming pool disinfectant, protects you from harmful bacteria. However, indoor swimming pools can pack a punch of strong chemicals that can irritate your lungs. Find out more.


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How to Keep Holiday Scents From Causing Asthma Attacks

Tags: allergies, asthma, asthma attack, flu vaccine, holiday season, holidays, seasonal allergies

Live trees, scented candles and other aromatic holiday decorations can spark severe asthma attacks. Here's how to cut down the risk for a lung-healthy holiday.


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That Cozy Fire Could Be Hazardous to Your Health

Tags: asthma, bronchitis, eyes, fireplaces, lung disease, lung disorders

When the weather outside turns frightful, there’s nothing cozier than a warm, crackling blaze in the hearth. But a wood-burning fire in your fireplace can cause health problems.


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Newly FDA-Approved Drugs Give Hope to People with Pulmonary Fibrosis

Tags: clinical trials, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), lung disorders, pulmonary fibrosis, shortness of breath, treatments

The FDA recently approved two new drugs to treat idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. These drugs have been shown to slow the progression of this previously untreatable disease.


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Trouble Breathing? How Doctors Can Uncover Hidden Disease in Your Lungs

Tags: chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH), deep vein thrombosis, DVT, lung disease, lung disorders, lung surgery, pulmonary embolism

People who have a history of deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism may be at risk for chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH). Here’s what you need to know.


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7 Tips to Overcome Asthma When You Exercise

Tags: asthma, asthma attack, exercise, exercise-induced asthma, inhaler, tips for winter weather

If you’re an athlete with asthma, you don't have to hold back. With proper medication and conditioning, you can participate fully in sports.


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Could a Blood Test Someday Diagnose Lung Cancer?

Tags: blood test, cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), COPD, diabetes, lung cancer, Lung Cancer Awareness month, lungs, smoking

Doctors someday might diagnose lung cancer through a simple blood test – which would enable detection of the disease at an earlier stage and could result in more effective treatment.