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7 Surprising Triggers of Lung Trouble

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You may know the common asthma triggers, like dust, pollen, and exercise. But fireworks? Yes, it's true. Read about this and some other unexpected asthma triggers.   View slideshow

Swine Flu and Asthma: Here's What to Do

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Asthma is more common in children than in adults, and H1N1, also known as swine flu, seems to strike younger people more often than older ones—a complete flip-flop from seasonal flu.  Read More

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Protect Your Home From Mold and Mildew

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With more than 100,000 species worldwide, roughly a thousand of which are native to the United States, molds are literally everywhere on the planet.   View slideshow

Bad Air Day? Here's How to Survive

How to deal with irritant pollutants
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If you’ve ever seen a brown haze of pollution hanging over your city, most likely your response was, “Ugh. How can I avoid breathing that stuff?” But let’s face it, even if you know it’s a bad air day, you probably need to grab some sunshine, get in an outdoor run, or get to work.  Read More

Factors That Increase Your Asthma Risk

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Although the cause of asthma is still a bit mysterious, much is known about the risk factors for the disease—some factors you can change and others you cannot. For example, asthma is more common in boys than girls and in children in urban areas than other parts of the country; plus, it is more likely to be diagnosed in people who are obese than in those who are slender.  Read More

Are You an Asthma Expert? Take Our Quiz

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It’s no surprise that most people have at least heard of asthma. Nearly 23 million people in the United States, including more than 6 million children, have the respiratory condition, and cases are on the rise. Even if you don’t have asthma, chances are you have a friend, relative, or child who does. But how much do you really know? Find out by taking our quiz.  Read More


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