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Don't Let Asthma and Obesity Sideline Our Kids

Jason E. Lang | Posted 08.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Jason E. Lang

As a researcher treating pediatric pulmonary diseases by day and a dad for three active kids by night, I greatly value the physical and mental benefits of exercise for all kids. As long as it is carefully managed, physical activity can usually improve both lung function and asthma control over time.

New Analysis Reveals Changes in Future of COPD Therapies

Christopher King | Posted 04.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Christopher King

COPD's worldwide prevalence is increasing; some research predicts a 30 percent increase in deaths over the next decade, with annual mortality exceeding six million people. Current therapies aim to ease breathing and relieve symptoms, but there is no cure

Just Breathe

Sara Gottfried, M.D. | Posted 07.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Sara Gottfried, M.D.

The numbers of asthma attacks and allergies continue to rise, which shows that these medications are just a Band-Aid for a larger problem. They aren't targeting the root cause of asthma and allergies: inflammation.

Asthma May Stand in the Way of Overcoming Obesity for Some Children

Floyd J. Malveaux, M.D., Ph.D. | Posted 11.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Floyd J. Malveaux, M.D., Ph.D.

There's one barrier to overcoming childhood obesity that might be a surprise. Asthma. For more than 4 million children with uncontrolled asthma, the simple mantra of "eat less, move more" might be easier said than done.

The Asthma Epidemic

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 05.26.2012 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

The movement of what was once a relatively inconspicuous disease to an epidemic of significant public health concern remains both worrisome and mysterious.

Placebo Could Help Asthma Patients Breathe Easy

TIME | Posted 09.14.2011 | Healthy Living

A new Harvard Medical School investigation in asthma patients shows that the "placebo effect" -- in which patients experience real benefits from sham ...

New Treatment For Adults With Hard-To-Control Asthma

AP | ALICIA CHANG | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

LOS ANGELES — Researchers say they've found a possible new treatment for adults with hard-to-control asthma. Their discovery, however, came at a...

Those With Severe Asthma Offered Radical Treatment

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON — People with severe asthma are getting a radically different treatment option: A way to snake a wire inside their lungs and melt off...

Childhood Asthma and Environmental Health

Floyd J. Malveaux, M.D., Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Floyd J. Malveaux, M.D., Ph.D.

Asthma's growing incidence in the United States, which some experts speculate is indirectly related to climate change, has left one in seven US children struggling with the condition.