Pulmonary DiseaseInfo Center

Shallow Breath and Swelling Blood Sugar
Children who are struggling with both diabetes and asthma have to deal with more than shortness of breath; some of them seem to have a harder time keeping their blood sugar under control.
Genes May Predict Who Responds to Inhalers
A genetic difference may explain why some asthma sufferers respond well to inhalers and some don't. About 40 percent of asthma patients don't respond well to inhaled steroids.
Asthma's Algorithms
Of course, one of the goals in pregnancy is to avoid or lessen in utero exposure to drugs. Maternal asthma is a tough condition to control while minimizing medicines.
9/11 Remains Wreaking Havoc on Asthma
Along with the lingering memories of terror and loss from 9/11, a group of innocent children continue to suffer health consequences stemming from the fall of the World Trade Center.
COPD Flute Not a Fluke
Many Americans occasionally wake up so congested it is difficult to breathe. Imagine experiencing that every morning, day and night. That is the life of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
America is Up In Smokes
Tobacco use is the most preventable cause of death in the United States, yet so many Americans choose to continue day after day. The rates are slowly declining, but by how much?
Vitamin C Stars in Asthma
According to a recent study, younger children with mild asthma who come from homes that aren't moldy or damp receive the most airway benefits from vitamin C. Eliminate molds and dampness in your home if your child has asthma. Al-Biltagi, M.D. from the Tanta University in Egypt and Harri Hemila, M.D., from the University of Helsinki, Finland report that this study lends strong evidence that vitamin C is important for asthmatic children. They also recommend further study to pinpoint exactly which demographics will benefit the most from vitamin C supplementation. The study inclu...
Women With CF Have Shorter Life Spans
Who lives longer and why is the theme of many research studies. Now, a group from England has put cystic fibrosis (CF) patients' years lived under the microscope.
Predicting Child's Asthma
What can be done prior to conception  to decrease the risk of of your child developing asthma? Mothers-to-be should get on an exercise and nutritional program.
Old Drug is New Again
Sudden coughing attacks for patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) can be a frightening, life-threatening event. These are usually brought on by bacterial infections.