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Asthma Facts is edited by Scott Bateman and written by Michelle Zehr.
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By Michelle Zehr The emphasis on getting a flu shot is huge at the beginning of each and every flu season. While a flu shot is recommended for everyone, a flu shot is strongly recommended for young children, pregnant women, those with serious medical conditions, the elderly and healthcare workers.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2014 at Asthma Facts
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By Michelle Zehr For many individuals, the thought of having an animal in the house with asthma or allergies may be unthinkable. Many associate dogs with shedding and lots of coughing and sneezing. However, several new studies have suggested that man’s best friend may actually be able to help protect... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2014 at Asthma Facts
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By Michelle Zehr An asthma trigger is a condition, activity or thing that makes an individual’s asthma worse. When you come into contact with one of your asthma triggers, you are likely to experience symptoms of having an asthma attack. Common asthma symptoms include exercise, allergens, respiratory infections and emotions.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2014 at Asthma Facts
By Michelle Zehr Whether your child is in first grade or entering their senior year of high school, sending a child off to school with asthma can be a worrisome experience for parents. No parent wants to receive a phone call from school stating that their child has had an... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2014 at Asthma Facts
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By Michelle Zehr Regular follow-up care with your physician is an important part of keeping your asthma under control. Never wait until you have a problem to make a trip to your doctor’s office. To help make the most of your visits, it is best to be prepared. Is this... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2014 at Asthma Facts
By Michelle Zehr The holiday season can be a very chaotic time. Enjoying the holiday season, traveling, visiting with loved-ones and spending times and different environments all have the potential to create problems for those living with asthma. While asthma is one of the last things you likely have time... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2013 at Asthma Facts
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By Michelle Zehr While many believe asthma is more of an urban problem, teens in rural areas are just as likely to receive as diagnosis of asthma as teen living in inner city areas. In a survey of 2, 543 rural students, conducted by Georgia Regent University in Augusta, more... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2013 at Asthma Facts
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Source: Wikimedia Commons By Michelle Zehr Are you trying to have a baby? Chances are you’ve never linked your asthma or a loved-one’s asthma with fertility. However, a new study shows asthma may have a negative effect on a woman’s fertility. New research strongly suggests that asthma can have an... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2013 at Asthma Facts
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By Michelle Zehr The words running and asthma probably seem like they do not even belong in the same sentence. With asthma, it may seem impossible to participate in such a cardio-intense activity. However, a diagnosis of asthma does not mean you cannot go the distance. Individuals with asthma simply... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2013 at Asthma Facts
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Source: Robert Bejil, Flickr By Michelle Zehr For many people, asthma and athletics may seem like a terrible match. After all, exercise is one of the most common asthma triggers. A vast majority of sports require endurance and fitness. For individuals with asthma, this can trigger wheezing, coughing and shortness... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2013 at Asthma Facts
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By Michelle Zehr If you or a loved-one has just been diagnosed with asthma, there are likely many things that you don’t understand about the condition. A diagnosis of asthma can be overwhelming. It is normal for someone to ask many questions and take numerous actions in order to successfully... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2013 at Asthma Facts
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By Michelle Zehr Credit: National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute Asthma is a medical condition that causes narrowing and swelling of the airways as well as the production of excess mucus. As a result, breathing can become very difficult. Asthma can also trigger episodes of wheezing, coughing and shortness of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2013 at Asthma Facts
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