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How to Optimize the Treatment of Asthma

Asthma is a chronic disease that is manageable through medications and by eliminating or avoiding triggers (e.g., allergens, poor indoor air quality).
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The End of Spring Doesn’t Mean the End of Allergy Season

It’s important to understand the difference between spring and summer allergies so you can recognize your triggers and begin treatment. Spring allergies are often triggered by tree pollen; summer allergies are often caused by grasses and weeds.
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Man’s Best Friend is the Key to Beating Allergies and Asthma

Exposure to furry pets, such as dogs and cats, early in life increases particular gut microbes that are associated with lower risks of allergies and asthma.

5 Tips for Lung Health in the Summer

Heat can and does affect your lung health. Pulmonologist Marilyn Glassberg provides 5 tips for lung health in the summer.

Can New Health Policies Improve Asthma Outcomes?

Cary Sennett, MD, PhD, the new President and CEO of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) points out in this TDWI radio interview that there is a huge opportunity to improve asthma outcomes by improving the way we deliver and pay for care.

A Digital Health Poster Child for Reporting Invalid Savings

We’ve never seen a shorter abstract with more curious findings than the one done by Dignity Health and Dr. Rajan Merchan evaluating Propeller Health's gadget.
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Finally a Respiratory Monitor for Everyone

Have you ever wondered why is it that we can determine heart rate by simply placing a finger over the pulsing radial artery; or...

Why is There So Much Asthma Today?

An avalanche of epidemiological studies have documented that children from farm communities suffer less asthma than urban kids and children from the rural areas of developing countries suffer fewer allergies and asthma than their urban brethren, and they, in turn, suffer less than urban children in developed countries.
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Patient-Centered Mobile Apps for Chronic Illness

Here are 3 patient-centered mobile apps that should one day be part of every medical home: WellDoc's Diabetes Manager, iHeadache, and Asthmapolis.
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The Cleveland Clinic Top 10 Medical Innovations of 2010

Here are the Top Ten innovations of 2010 from the Cleveland Clinic, sponsor of an annual Innovation Summit and one of the premier health organizations in the US
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Anaphylaxis: The Dread Attack

Imagine, a young boy with known allergy to fish running through the kitchen while his mother is boiling some fish stock. He inhales a few molecules and dies within minutes!