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How to Keep Your Kid from Getting, Spreading Enterovirus

Tags: asthma, enterovirus D68, fevers, flu, flu season, growing pains of parenting

No vaccine or other prevention is available to protect against Enterovirus D68. So it’s important to talk to your children about avoiding infection – and to take the same precautions as well.

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Feeling Short of Breath? You May Have Asthma

Tags: asthma, asthma attack, asthmatic, breathing machine, exercise-induced asthma

If you have a lingering cough or cold, wheezing or shortness of breath, you may have asthma. It's a good idea to see your doctor, get tested and improve your quality of life.

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What You Need to Know about Virus Sweeping the Midwest

Tags: asthma, cold, cough, news, wash hands

A rare virus similar to the common cold is infecting U.S. children across the Midwest and West. While the virus is not deadly, some children are at risk for developing serious problems.


Allergies? Why You Might Develop Asthma This Spring

Tags: allergies, allergy, asthma, step into spring

Whenever the pollen count goes up, so does the number of new asthma cases. Allergists predict seeing a number of new asthma cases this spring because of the coming bad allergy season.

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Spring Allergies: 8 Top Ways to Help Your Child

Tags: allergies, asthma, asthma attack, asthmatic, Be Well e-News, celebrate spring, cough, pollen, seasonal allergies, step into spring, wheezing

It's the time of year when allergies become a nuisance for your child. Learn about spring allergy symptoms and treatments for children, including pollen avoidance and OTC medication strategies.

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Breathe Easy: New Way to Treat Severe Asthma

Tags: allergies, asthma, asthma attack, bronchial thermoplasty, emphysema, shortness of breath, smoking, wheezing

Put down that rescue inhaler. People with severe, persistent asthma may be eligible for new treatment called bronchial thermoplasty.

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How to Clean Up Mold After a Flood

Tags: allergies, asthma, mold

The symptoms of short-term mold exposure for many are mild, but can be serious for those with asthma and mold allergies. Act fast to remediate mold after a flood to protect your health.

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3 Do-It-Yourself Home Cleaning Products

Tags: allergies, asthma, chemicals, health tips

Many cleaning products can cause allergies and asthma to flare. Make your own simple solutions for better indoor air.


5 Tips for Managing Your Child’s Asthma

Tags: asthma, asthma attack, inhaler

As a parent, you are your child’s best advocate. Learn how to help your pediatrician develop the best treatment plan.

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What to Do When Winter Takes Your Breath Away (Video)

Tags: asthma, bronchospasm, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, COPD, flu, lung disease, tips for winter weather

You know it's cold when one step outside takes your breath away—literally. But for those with asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or other lung disease, the bitter cold can mean more trouble than a quick gasp for air.