University offers new severe asthma treatment

...thermoplasty to treat his severe persistent asthma. The procedure involved threading a catheter...particularly when it is constricted during an asthma attack. The procedure weakens the muscle...those patients with severe persistent asthma that is not being controlled by medication...

Smoking is a toxic behavior affecting those around you

...as the effects are on your own health in terms of highly increased risks of lung cancer, heart disease, stroke or worsening asthma ? there's something even worse than that. And it's the effect that smoking has on everyone around you. SECONDHAND SMOKE...

Number of bars and restaurants that allow smoking in Georgia increase

...impact on them, Goggans said."We know that secondhand smoke causes more asthma attacks," he said. "Asthma is a problem in this area, we have high rates of asthma in this area. It causes more ear infections, bronchitis. Those are all...

Smoking not extinguished in bars, restaurants

...smoke, the CDC says.Exposure causes numerous health problems in infants and children, including more frequent and severe asthma attacks, respiratory infections, ear infections, and sudden infant death syndrome. Adults can face coronary heart disease...

Understanding asthma can help lift quality of life

Living with asthma can be daunting, but it doesn't have to be debilitating, physicians say. "When asthma is well-controlled, (asthmatics...than 20 million Americans suffering from asthma - a respiratory condition that inflames...

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Group urges asthma training

...carried away a pupil suffering a severe asthma attack. "He never came back to school...needed more education on how to manage asthma. A week later, he got an e-mail about training seminars from the CSRA Asthma Coalition. "You send up a prayer...

Study: For mild asthma, less medicine might be right

People with mild asthma may not need daily medicine to prevent...patients who take medicine only when asthma attacks occur fare about as well as those...confirmed the results and patients with mild asthma switched to attacks-only treatment...

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Schools boost asthma policy

A frightening asthma attack by a Richmond County girl has led the school district to strengthen its asthma policy, allowing parents to document what...recently while at school and suffered an asthma attack, according to school board member...

Defends schools' management of asthma

...Science and Medicine section on the difficulties managing asthma and asthma medications in the school system: The article correctly identifies the need for children with asthma to have immediate access to their medication. However...

Study: Drugs effective in exercise-induced asthma

People whose asthma kicks up when they exercise often have trouble finding...other medications for people who have exercise-induced asthma. An estimated 15 million Americans have asthma, the chronic lung condition that causes wheezing, chest...

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