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Asthma is a lung condition that affects 23 million Americans, including 6 million kids. People with asthma may cough, wheeze, or have trouble breathing.

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Asthma doesn't have to control your life. Learn more about the causes, symptoms, and treatment of asthma in both children and adults.

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  • How to Avoid July Fourth Allergy Flare-Ups

    THURSDAY, July 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Fireworks, picnics and parades are favorite Fourth of July traditions for many people, but for those with allergies or asthma these activities could be uncomfortable or even dangerous. “Summer is the time of year when everyone wants to enjoy being outside,” said allergist Dr. James Sublett, president of [...]

  • Losing Weight May Ease Asthma in Obese People

    FRIDAY, June 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Losing weight may help reduce asthma severity in obese adults, a new Canadian study finds. “We were pleased to see significant improvement in asthma symptoms, as well as quality of life for these individuals. This study further supports the need to manage [chronic disorders] to improve patient lives,” said [...]

  • Many Parents Who Smoke Expose Kids to Fumes at Home

    THURSDAY, June 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) — In nearly 40 percent of U.S. homes with parents who smoke, those parents don’t have smoke-free rules in place for their kids, a new study finds. Having a smoke-free home — where all smoking is done outside — shields children from exposure to secondhand smoke and also cuts [...]

  • Asthma Treatments Fail Older Patients More Often: Study

    FRIDAY, June 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Asthma treatments, especially inhaled corticosteroids, are less likely to work for older patients, a new study suggests. Researchers looked at 1,200 patients with mild-to-moderate asthma, and found that treatment failure occurred in about 17 percent of those aged 30 and older, compared with about 10 percent of those younger [...]

  • Aerobic Exercise Can Help Curb Asthma, Study Shows

    THURSDAY, June 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Workouts that really get the heart pumping may help ease asthma in people with the respiratory condition, a new Brazilian study finds. Researchers led by Celso Carvalho of the University of Sao Paolo School of Medicine looked at outcomes for 43 people, aged 20 to 59, with moderate to [...]

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