Obstructive, restrictive, or mixed airways disease? See what you know about asthma, COPD, and the test results used to diagnose each.
Veronica Hackethal, MD
Should calcium supplementation be SOP? Are all high-fat foods bad? Does the “3500 calorie rule” work? Noodle these and other nutrition questions.
Lactose, fructose, FODMAPs are out. Cashew milk, bok choy, and taro are in. Get more, here, on ins, outs, and newest Rx for IBS.
Asthma and the metabolic syndrome may be more closely related than once believed. A short slide show summarizes key studies of known connections.
Food choices and dietary supplements may impact progression and management of respiratory disease. Try 6 quick questions on the topic and find out what you know.
Triptan and ergotamine drugs are staples of acute migraine treatment. But questions about their cardiovascular safety linger in the absence of clear evidence. A short slide show looks at what we do know.
Making a good match between a young patient and an inhaler device is a first step toward optimal asthma management. Find a brief review of how to make that match in this short slide show.
Aspirin-exacerbated respiratory disease (AERD) is chronic, often severe asthma. Episodes can be life-threatening. Find out what you know about AERD after answering these 6 short questions.
What does fractional exhaled nitric oxide have to do with a diagnosis of asthma? Find the answer and 6 more questions in this asthma pop quiz.
In the United States asthma affects nearly 7 million children. Brush up on the core components of pediatric asthma care with this short slide show.