Tuberculosis is uncommon in the U.S., but it’s one of the top 10 causes of death worldwide. Here’s what you need to know about this infectious disease, how it’s spread and who’s at risk.
People with egg allergies were once advised to avoid the flu vaccine. Today, anyone with an egg allergy can a flu shot, but there are caveats. Learn more, including which rare reaction does rule out the flu vaccine.
Chances are your child’s peanut allergy won’t go away, according to this pediatric allergist. But it’s critical to make sure they really are allergic in the first place.
Cold weather and asthma often don’t play nice together. A pulmonologist offers up simple ways to protect yourself if your asthma is worse in winter.
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The prevalence and severity of asthma rise when estrogen levels climb and testosterone levels fall. Here’s what one doctor’s research reveals about lung function and the sex hormones.
What exactly happens when food or drink goes down your windpipe instead of your esophagus? Pulmonologist Bohdan Pichurko, MD, explains this phenomenon, known as aspiration.
You’re not imagining it! If you have hay fever, certain foods can make your mouth or throat itch or tingle. Allergist Martin Smith, MD, explains this phenomenon called oral allergy syndrome, or food-pollen syndrome.
If you have sarcoidosis, getting evaluated and starting treatment as soon as possible can lessen the likelihood this inflammatory disease will cause permanent damage. Pulmonologist Daniel A. Culver, DO, explains what you need to know.
A new study shows even light smokers can develop deadly lung diseases such as emphysema and COPD. Pulmonologist Humberto Choi, MD, explains the findings.
Think your house is free of the eight most common allergens: cat, dog, cockroach, mouse, rat, mold and two types of dust mites? There’s a 99 percent chance you’re wrong. Allergist Sandra Hong, MD, explains.