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Asthma Health Center

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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. FDA Warns About Asthma Drug, Xolair

    Feb. 21, 2007 -- The FDA is calling for a "black box" label warning for the asthma drug Xolair, alerting users it can cause potentially life-threatening allergic reactions. The FDA issued the alert after reviewing 48 cases of anaphylaxis -- life-threatening allergic reactions -- submitted to the age

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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. 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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  5. Atlanta Named 2007 "Asthma Capital"

    Jan. 18, 2007 -- The "A" in Atlanta might as well stand for asthma , according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. The nonprofit patient organization says that for asthma sufferers, Atlanta is the worst U.S. city to live in. Seattle ranks best -- or, in this case, least bad -- on the gr

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  6. Childhood Asthma Rise Remains a Puzzle

    Dec. 12, 2006 -- Nearly one in 10 American children now has asthma , a sharp rise that still has scientists searching for a cause, a CDC report concluded Tuesday. An estimated 6.5 million children under age 18 (8.9%) are now diagnosed with the disease. The rate has more than doubled since 1980, acco

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  7. Childhood Asthma Rise Remains a Puzzle

    Dec. 12, 2006 -- Nearly one in 10 American children now has asthma , a sharp rise that still has scientists searching for a cause, a CDC report concluded Tuesday. An estimated 6.5 million children under age 18 (8.9%) are now diagnosed with the disease. The rate has more than doubled since 1980, acco

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  8. Kids With Asthma: Obesity More Likely

    Dec. 4, 2006 -- Children with asthma are more likely to be obese and less likely to exercise than those without the disease, a British study shows. "Asthma was identified as a barrier to exercise by parents and children," write the University of Nottingham's Cristine Glazebrook, RGN, PhD, and collea

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  9. Airway Zapper Improves Asthma

    Oct. 24, 2006 - A device that zaps airway muscle cuts asthma attacks and reduces the need for asthma medications, a manufacturer-funded study shows. The device, from Asthmatx Inc., is a radiowave generator attached to a specially designed catheter. It is inserted into the airways during a procedure

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  10. Baby's Breaths May Hold Asthma Clues

    Oct. 18, 2006 - The quality of newborn babies' breaths may help predict their odds of developing asthma by their 10th birthday. So say Norwegian researchers including the University of Oslo's Geir Haland, MD, in The New England Journal of Medicine. Haland and colleagues studied the lung function of

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