Adolescents with asthma aged 13-19 years were found twice as likely to smoke as their healthy counterparts. Solutions?
3 Weighty New Issues in Asthma Care
May is Asthma Awareness Month and so a look at new studies highlighting key aspects of management is in order.
Corticosteroids Overprescribed in Young Asthmatics
Prescribing has gone from underuse to substantial overprescribing. The challenge is to get it just right.
Top 10 Primary Care Drugs Approved in Early 2017
Click through this slide summary for a look at some of the more significant approvals so far for primary care.
Prenatal Fish Oil May Trim Asthma Risks in Children
Risk may be reduced by about one-third in the children of pregnant women who take these supplements.
Obesity Balloons With Childhood Asthma
Asthma medications reduced obesity risk. Which type of medication surprised the researchers.
Mannitol Test for Asthma Presents Challenges
The test should not be used alone to screen for asthma in asymptomatic young persons outside of the clinic.
Insomnia Common with Asthma
The combination results in worse asthma control and a variety of health and quality of life issues.
Video: Using Inhalers and Puffers in Asthma
A clinical nurse consultant demonstrates best practices for inhalers and puffers, with an emphasis on pediatric asthma patients.
Asthma in America 2016 Survey: At-a-Glance
About 90% of asthma patients use rescue inhalers--perhaps its because nearly 60% weren't instructed at diagnosis on asthma triggers to avoid. More results, here.
Can Asthma Be Managed in Smokers?
The CDC estimates that 21% of people with asthma smoke cigarettes. These patients tend to be resistant to common asthma treatment. What are the options?
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