Christmas candles

Holiday Scents Can Set Off Your Asthma

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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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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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.


Child Coughing

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.


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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.


black mold on baseboards

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.