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Asthma Bad For a Good Night's Sleep
Breathing easier is important to making it through the day and to a good night’s rest. Periodically and involuntarily not breathing during sleep is unfortunately common among people with asthma.
Wheeze Relief
Pre-term babies are at risk of developing a variety of complications and health issues as they grow. One common issue for these children is wheezing.
COPD May Worsen with Allergies
Many patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) experience episodes called exacerbations in which their symptoms get worse. New research suggests that allergies may add to these symptoms.
Breathe Right During Exercise
Athletes and active individuals who don't have asthma can still develop troubles breathing when exercise is involved. New official guidelines to diagnose and manage exercise-induced bronchoconstriction (EIB) have been released. These guidelines can help patients take care of troubles breathing during exercise and prevent the condition from starting. Under these guidelines, EIB is diagnosed by looking at changes in lung function caused by exercise rather than looking at people's symptoms. Talk to a specialist about breathing issues. The recommendations, written under the direction...
Music Icon George Jones Died of Respiratory Failure
The hard-charging country music superstar George Jones has died of respiratory failure. He had been hospitalized at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville for irregular blood pressure and fever.
Hookah Smoking Isn't A Safe Alternative
Hookah smoking may seem like a less harmful alternative to cigarettes. But the charcoal brick heating the hookah’s tobacco can expose a person to high levels of harmful chemicals.
The Challenges of Young Adult Asthma
With asthma, sometimes the simple act of breathing can be a real challenge. For young adults with asthma, the transition from living with parents to moving out on their own may present another challenge: maintaining access to asthma care.
Price of Fame at the Expense of Longer Life
Success and fame can come with a hefty price: living a shorter life. Researchers said fame and achievements in performance-related careers could come at the cost of a shorter life expectancy.
A Spicy Dare Not Worth Taking
Truth or dare is an age-old game that will never wear out in childhood and adolescence. Often, the game involves harmless fun. But some dares should never be taken.
COPD Med Closer to Pharmacy Shelves
For patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), breathing can become a difficult task. Once diagnosed, many COPD patients are treated with medications. And now these patients soon may have another treatment option.