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  1. Stress and Asthma

    When stress levels start to creep upward -- whether it's over bills, work, or your kids -- jam-packed calendar -- asthma symptoms can kick into overdrive. As the wheezing and coughing gets worse, your health becomes one more reason to worry. Asthma and anxiety make for a vicious circle, and one that

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  2. The Athlete's Guide to Exercise-Induced Asthma

    From weekend warriors to superstars, all types of athletes experience exercise-induced asthma. They include world-class competitors like NFL star Jerome "The Bus" Bettis and six-time Olympic gold medalist swimmer Amy Van Dyken. But just what is exercise-induced asthma, why does it happen, and how ca

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  3. Holiday Asthma Triggers for Kids

    If your child’s rendition of “dashing through the snow” sounds more like, “wheezing through the snow,” you know the holidays are here. It’s that time of year again, when parents drag dusty decorations out of the basement, plop live trees laden with last summer’s mold and pollen in the middle of the

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  4. Football Hero Tackles Asthma

    You won your first Super Bowl ring with the Pittsburgh Steelers last year. Was it tough to retire, or great to leave the game on the highest of notes? After playing for 13 years and winning in my hometown, it was easy to walk away. I have no regrets. My career dreams were fulfilled. You are one of 2

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  5. Treating Asthma: Preventing Damage to the Airways

    Is your asthma under control? If you're like most people, you probably think it is. You feel OK most of the time, so you usually don't need medicine. When your asthma flares up, a puff from your trusty emergency inhaler solves the problem -- most of the time, at least. But experts say that if you ha

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  6. Lowering the Costs of Asthma Treatment

    Asthma treatment has made enormous strides in recent years. With improved care and better medicines, most people can control their condition and live full, normal lives. But not everyone is benefiting. For the millions of people in the U.S. with low incomes and little or no insurance, the high costs

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  7. Treating Asthma: Partnering With Your Doctor

    Taking an active role in your medical care is always a good idea. But if you have asthma, it's essential. "If you don't control your asthma, it will control you," says allergist Jonathan A. Bernstein, MD, associate professor of clinical medicine at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. W

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  8. Tip Sheet: Asthma and Pain Relievers

    If you have asthma, you need to be very careful with over-the-counter pain medicines. Remember: No drug is risk-free. Here are some tips from the experts for using these medicines safely. Avoid Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) if possible. If you have asthma, try to stay away from NSAID

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  9. Coping With Chronic Illness: What Goes Wrong

    The symptoms range from mild nuisances to crippling pain. Even if these less-than-pleasant reminders recede, the underlying conditions don't. Why? Because they're chronic, which means they cannot be cured. And they strike one in 10 Americans. Despite the incurable nature of chronic conditions, prope

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  10. Early Warning Signs of Asthma

    May 8, 2000 -- The trick with asthma is catching it early, especially in the very young. More than half the cases in kids under 5 go undiagnosed, and untreated asthma can make the condition worse. "Asthma is very hard to diagnose in young children," says Robert Nathan, MD, a clinical professor of me

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