Asthma: No Contest for Olympians

Asthma isn’t exactly the talk of the Olympic Village, but maybe it should be. Studies show that the breathing disorder is more common among Olympians and other elite athletes than the general population. A recent article reported that 25 percent of Great Britain’s 2012 Olympic team has asthma, compared to 8 percent of the general … Read More

Health Tip: Avoid Dust Mites in Your Pillow

No matter how picky we are about our bunkmates, there will always be unwelcome visitors. Namely, dust mites. Dust mites are microscopic organisms that live in dust and in the fibers of household objects, such as pillows, mattresses, carpet, and upholstery. Dust mites especially love warm environment like your bed, just as much as you … Read More

Be Proactive if Your Child has Asthma

Asthma symptoms can be hard to identify because they vary so much. Coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, and the inability to keep up in sports are the most common symptoms. Talk to your child’s pediatrician about what can bring on an attack, and how to prevent and treat one. Parents need to understand what triggers these symptoms … Read More

What to Know About Lung Disorders

Ask anyone what they know about their lungs and you’ll likely get an answer involving the need to breathe. It’s true that the lungs are essential to delivering oxygen to the bloodstream — and, thus, the cells of the body — and removing gases such as carbon dioxide. However, most people probably don’t realize the … Read More

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